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    News Elaborate throne for Japan's next emperor arrives

    The throne that's going to be used in the coronation of Japan's next emperor in October 2019 has arrived in Tokyo. Crown Prince Naruhito will step on the throne on May 1 of next year, the day after his 84-year-old father, Emperor Akihito abdicates. On the left, the Takamikura throne, and on...
  2. Emperor Go-Daigo

    Emperor Go-Daigo

    Emperor Go-Daigo (後醍醐天皇 Go-Daigo-tennō, November 26, 1288 - September 19, 1339) was the 96th emperor of Japan. Post-Meiji historians construe Go-Daigo's reign to span 1318–1339; however, pre-Meiji accounts of his reign considered the years of his reign to encompass only between 1318–1332...
  3. List of Japanese Emperors

    History List of Japanese Emperors

    660 BC – current times Japan’s imperial family traces its descendants from Jimmu, circa 660 BC. The list shows Japan’s ruling Emperors, eight ruling Empresses, as well as the six Emperors of the Northern Court (北朝 hokuchō, also known as the “Ashikaga Pretenders” or “Northern Pretenders”...
  4. Emperor Meiji

    Biographies Emperor Meiji

    Emperor Meiji (明治天皇 Meiji-tennō, born Mutsuhito, 3 November 1852 – 30 July 1912) or Meiji the Great was the 122nd emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from 3 February 1867 until his death. He presided over a time of rapid change in Japan, as the nation...
  5. Emperor Hirohito

    Biographies Emperor Hirohito

    Emperor Hirohito (裕仁) was born in Tōkyō on 29 April 1901 and died there on 7 January 1989. He was the 124th tennō (天皇 ) and ruled from 1926 to 1989. His posthumous name is Shōwa-tennō (昭和天皇), Shōwa (昭和) being the name of his era ("enlightened peace"). Early life He was born at the Aoyama Palace...