Akihito Net Worth

Net Worth:$400 Million
Date of Birth: December 23, 1933 (90 years old)

What is Akihito’s Net Worth?

Akihito is the former Emperor of Japan who has a net worth of $40 million. He announced his resignation on April 30, 2019, and was given the title Emperor Emeritus. From 1989 to 2019, Akihito was the 125th Japanese emperor.

Early Life

Akihito was born in the Tokyo Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan on 23 December 1933. He is the eldest son of Emperor Showa and Empress Kojun. Akihito had the title of Chrysanthemum Throne Heir-Apparent at birth. Prior to attending Peers’ School for primary and secondary education from 1940 to 1952, he was given the title Prince Tsugu.

Elizabeth Gray Vining taught Akihito English during the time when the Allies were occupying Japan, and she also taught him Western etiquette.

He later studied political science at Gakushuin University but left without a diploma. He later went back to the aforementioned institution and obtained his degree in 1956.

Reign As Emperor

The inauguration of Akihito as Crown Prince took place in 1952. The following year, he traveled for the first time outside of Japan to represent Japan at the coronation of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom. He subsequently started to carry out the official obligations of the title.

Upon the demise of Emperor Hirohito in 1989, he officially ascended the throne in 1990. He presided over the Heisei Period, which is a time of international tranquility. From Noboru Takeshita to Shinzo Abe, Akihito was led by 17 different prime ministers during his rule.

He paid tribute at memorials in 2005 after visiting the Saipan location of a World War II battle. During the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima I nuclear catastrophe in 2011, he made a significant televised appearance.

The King Charles II Medal of the Royal Society and the Golden Pheasant Award of the Scout Organization of Japan in 1971 were among the several awards he received throughout his tenure.

In April 2019, Akihito’s eldest son Naruhito, the Crown Prince of Japan, succeeded him, citing age and health concerns, ushering in the new period of Reiwa. As of this writing, the oldest known Japanese monarch in history is Akihito.

Personal Life

In 1959, Michiko Shoda and Akihito got married, and together they have three children. Akihito had prostate cancer surgery in 2003. He had pneumonia in 2011, and he had a successful heart bypass in 2012. Akihito has published ichthyological studies in scholarly journals.

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