Question: Who was Japans previous emperor?

Akihito, original name Tsugu Akihito, era name Heisei, (born December 23, 1933, Tokyo, Japan), emperor of Japan from 1989 to 2019. As scion of the oldest imperial family in the world, he was, according to tradition, the 125th direct descendant of Jimmu, Japans legendary first emperor.Akihito, original name Tsugu Akihito, era name Heisei, (born December 23, 1933, Tokyo, Japan), emperor of Japan from 1989 to 2019. As scion of the oldest imperial family in the world, he was, according to tradition, the 125th direct descendant of Jimmu

Who was the last Emperor of Japan?

Emperor Hirohito of Japan Emperor Hirohito of Japan died of cancer at the age of 87 on January 7, 1989. He was once worshipped as a god incarnate. After World War II, he renounced his divinity and became the symbol of both the state and the unity of the people.

Did Japan ever have an emperor?

Naruhito is the current Emperor of Japan. He acceded to the Chrysanthemum Throne upon the abdication of his father, Emperor Emeritus Akihito on 1 May 2019. After the Meiji Restoration in 1867, the emperor was the embodiment of all sovereign power in the realm, as enshrined in the Meiji Constitution of 1889.

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