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List of the members of the Imperial House of Japan, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list includes the names of each famous person in the Imperial House of Japan, along with information like where each person was born. If you're doing research on historic members of the Imperial House of Japan, then this list is the perfect jumping off point for finding out which notable people are included. The Imperial House of Japan has held prominence in the world dating back many years, so it's no wonder that many people have a fascination with its members. While this is not an exact family tree, it does show a list of many popular members of the Imperial House of Japan.

List is made up of many different family members, including Hirohito and Masako, Crown Princess of Japan.

The information on this page of prominent Imperial House of Japan members can help answer the questions, “Who was in the Imperial House of Japan?” and "Who is part of the Imperial House of Japan?
Hirohito is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Members of the Imperial House Of Japan
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Emperor Shōwa was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order, reigning from December 25, 1926, until his death on January 7, 1989. Although better known outside of Japan by his personal name Hirohito, in Japan, he is now referred to primarily by his posthumous name Emperor Shōwa. The word Shōwa is the name of the era that corresponded with the Emperor's reign, and was made the Emperor's own name upon his death. In Japanese, the reigning Emperor is referred to without a personal name as "his Majesty the Emperor" or "his current Majesty". The name Hirohito means "abundant benevolence". At the start of his reign, Japan was already one of the great powers — the ninth-largest ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1901-1989)

Birthplace: Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo, Japan

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Crown Princess Masako is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Members of the Imperial House Of Japan
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Masako, Crown Princess of Japan, born Masako Owada on 9 December 1963, is the wife of Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan, who is the eldest son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko and the heir apparent to the Chrysanthemum Throne. She is a member of the Imperial House of Japan through marriage. If the Crown Prince ascends the throne, Masako will become empress consort. ...more

Age: 54

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

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Princess Tsuguko of Takamado is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Members of the Imperial House Of Japan
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Princess Tsuguko of Takamado is a member of the Imperial House of Japan and the eldest daughter of Norihito, Prince Takamado and Hisako, Princess Takamado. ...more

Age: 32

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

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Empress Michiko is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Members of the Imperial House Of Japan
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Empress Michiko, born Michiko Shōda on 20 October 1934, is the Empress consort of Japan as the wife of Emperor Akihito, the current Emperor of Japan reigning from 7 January 1989. She succeeded her mother-in-law, Empress Nagako, consort of the late Emperor Hirohito. Michiko married Crown Prince Akihito and became the crown princess of Japan until the death of Emperor Hirohito. She was the first commoner to marry into the Japanese Imperial Family. She has three children with her husband. Her elder son, Naruhito, is the current heir to the Chrysanthemum throne. As crown princess and later as empress, she has become the most visible and widely travelled imperial consort in Japanese history. ...more

Age: 83

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

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