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Japan Gets New King 'Naruhito' After 30 Years On 1st May 2019: Details, Profile



Japan Gets New King 'Naruhito' After 30 Years On 1st May 2019: Details, Profile Highlights

Japan is getting a new king 'Naruhito' after 30 years who will replace his father Emperor Akihito of Japan.

Naruhito' will be taking over the Chrysanthemum Throne on 1st May 2019.

Naruhito's father Akihito (85 years old), took the throne in 1989. He devoted his career correcting for a war fought in his father’s name. He is the first emperor in Japan’s modern history whose era did not have a war.

To celebrate this special occasion, there was an announcement of 10-days holiday (27th April to 6th May 2019) termed as the Golden Week Public Holiday. 

Naruhito (59-years-old) is the 126th member of the world's oldest reigning dynasty. He is the first Emperor to be born after World War II.

Naruhito was born on 23 February 1960 in Tokyo, Japan. His birthday was named "Mount Fuji Day" for his love to mountains.

He graduated from Gakushuin University in March 1982 with a Bachelor of Letters degree in History. In July 1983 he entered a three-month intensive English course before entering Merton College, Oxford University, in the United Kingdom,

Naruhito married Masako Owada in the year 1993 and has a daughter Aiko, Princess Toshi.

Naruhito is an honorary member of the World Commission on Water for the 21st century and patron of the Global Water Partnership, formed by the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Swedish Agency of Development.


Capital: Tokyo

Largest City: Tokyo

Official/National Language: Japanese

Currency: Yen

Prime Minister: Shinzo Abe


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