IMPERIAL JAPAN

CAPITAL: Tokyo AREA: xx  FOUNDED: 660BC (Traditional Date)
TITLE: H.I.M. Emperor (Tenno) DYNASTY: Yamato RELIGION: Shinto

PRESENT RULER: HIM Emperor AKIHITO, 125th Emperor of Japan since 7th January 1989.
born 23rd December 1933 in the Imperial Palace, Tokyo, originally titled Tsugu-no-miya Akihito, Heir Apparent from birth, formally invested as Crown Prince on 10th November 1951, ascended the throne on 7th January, he was enthroned on 25th November 1990 at the Imperial Palace; married 10th April 1959 in Imperial Palace, Tokyo, HIM Empress Michiko [Shoda Michiko], born 20th October 1934 in Tokyo, daughter of Shoda Hidesaburo, and has issue.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Rulers were...

Immediate predecessors here 1199-1586.