World Who's Who Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group

Reigning Royal Families

Biographical entries of most of the reigning monarchs and of certain other members of the reigning royal families will be found in their appropriate alphabetical order in the biographical section of this site.

The name under which they can be found in the text of the site is listed and hyperlinked in this section in bold UPPERCASE type.


Reigning Emperor:

His Imperial Majesty EMPEROR NARUHITO
b. 23 February 1960; succeeded to the throne 1 May 2019, on the abdication of his father, Emperor Akihito; married 9 June 1993, Masako Owada (Empress Masako) (b. 9 December 1963).

Daughter of the Emperor:

Princess Toshi Aiko, b. 1 December 2001.

Brother and Sister of the Emperor:

The Crown Prince Fumihito, b. 30 November 1965; married 29 June 1990, Kawashima Kiko (Princess Kiko) (b. 11 September 1966); daughter, Princess Mako, b. 23 October 1991; daughter, Princess Kako, b. 29 December 1994; son, Prince Hisahito, b. 6 September 2006.

Sayako Kuroda (fmrly Nori no Miya, then Princess Sayako), b. 18 April 1969; married 15 November 2005, Yoshiki Kuroda (b. 17 April 1965).

Parents of the Emperor:

Emperor AKIHITO, b. 23 December 1933; abdicated 30 April 2019; married 10 April 1959, Empress Michiko (b. 20 October 1934); three children.

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