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Empress Michiko

Japanese empress

Died when: 56 years 23 days (672 months)
Star Sign: Libra

 

Empress Michiko

Michiko (美智子, born Michiko Shōda (正田美智子, Shōda Michiko), 20 October 1934) is a member of the Imperial House of Japan who served as the Empress consort of Japan as the wife of Akihito, the 125th Emperor of Japan reigning from 7 January 1989 to 30 April 2019.

Michiko married Crown Prince Akihito and became the Crown Princess of Japan in 1959.She was the first commoner to marry into the Japanese Imperial Family.

She has three children with her husband.Her elder son, Naruhito, is the current emperor to the Chrysanthemum Throne.As crown princess and later as empress consort, she has become the most visible and widely travelled imperial consort in Japanese history.

Upon Emperor Akihito's abdication, Michiko received the new title of Jōkōgō (上皇后), or Empress Emerita.


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