Naruhito of Japan – Naruhito of Japan and Prince Felipe of Spain Meet at the Spanish Money House in Madrid on June 11, 2013 – Spanish Money House – Madrid, Spain – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Imperial Household Agency Hospital, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan

Date of Birth: February 23, 1960

Ethnicity: Japanese

Naruhito has been Emperor of Japan, since 1 May, 2019. He is the elder son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko (Michiko Shōda). With his wife, Masako Owada, he is the father of Aiko, Princess Toshi. He was enthroned on 22 October, 2019.

Naruhito’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his 51st great-grandfather, Emperor Keitai (c. 450–534). However, descent prior to Keitai is unclear to modern historians, but is traditionally traced back patrilineally to Emperor Jimmu.

Naruhito’s paternal grandfather was Hirohito (the son of Yoshihito, Emperor Taishō, and of Lady Sadako Kujō). Hirohito was born at Tōgū Palace, Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan. Yoshihito was the son of Mutsuhito, Emperor Meiji, and of Lady Naruko Yanagihara. Sadako was the daughter of Prince Kujō Michitaka, of the Fujiwara Clan, and of Lady Ikuko Noma.

Naruhito’s paternal grandmother was Princess Nagako, of Kuni (the daughter of Kuniyoshi, 2nd Imperial Prince Kuni, and of Princess Chikako Shimazu). Nagako was born in Tokyo City, Japan. Kuniyoshi was the son of Asahiko, 1st Imperial Prince Kuni, and of Lady Makiko Izumi. Chikako was the daughter of Prince Shimazu Tadayoshi and Lady Sumako Yamazaki.

Naruhito’s maternal grandfather was Hidesaburō Shōda (the son of Teiichirō Shōda and Kinu Shōda). Teiichirō was the son of Sakujirō Shōda and Saiwai.

Naruhito’s maternal grandmother was Fumiko Soejima (the daughter of Tsunatake Soejima and Aya Soejima).

Source: Genealogy of Naruhito –

2 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    He was enthroned.

  2. Manila says:

    Teiichirō was the son of Sakujirō Shōda and Saiwai.

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