Empress Nagako

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Kōjun (Nagako)
Nagako in 1941
Empress consort of Japan
Tenure25 December 1926 –
7 January 1989
Enthronement10 November 1928
BornPrincess Nagako (良子女王)
(1903-03-06)6 March 1903
Tokyo City, Japan
Died16 June 2000(2000-06-16) (aged 97)
Fukiage Ōmiya Palace, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Burial25 July 2000
Hirohito, Emperor Shōwa
(m. 1924; died 1989)
HouseImperial House of Japan (by birth, remaining in marriage)
FatherPrince Kuni Kuniyoshi
MotherChikako Shimazu

Nagako (6 March 1903 – 16 June 2000)[1] was a member of the Imperial House of Japan, the wife of Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) and the mother of Emperor Emeritus Akihito. Her posthumous name is Empress Kōjun (香淳皇后).[1]

Nagako was empress consort (皇后 kōgō) from 25 December 1926 to 7 January 1989, making her the longest-serving empress consort in Japanese history.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Emperor Showa and Empress Kojun – The Imperial Household Agency". Kunaicho.go.jp. Archived from the original on 18 October 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  2. Downer, Lesely. Obituary: "Nagako, Dowager Empress of Japan," The Guardian (London). 17 June 2000.