Empress Masako

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Masako
Crown Princess Masako of Japan.jpg
Masako in December 2009 (as a wife of a Crown Prince)
Empress consort of Japan
Tenure1 May 2019 – present
BornMasako Owada (小和田雅子)
(1963-12-09) 9 December 1963 (age 55)
Toranomon Hospital, Toranomon, Minato, Tokyo
Spouse
Naruhito (m. 1993)
IssueAiko, Princess Toshi
HouseImperial House of Japan (by marriage)
FatherHisashi Owada
MotherYumiko Egashira
ReligionShinto

Masako (雅子, Masako), born Masako Owada (小和田雅子, Owada Masako) on 9 December 1963, is the wife and empress consort of the current Emperor of Japan, Naruhito, the eldest son of the previous emperor Akihito[1], who took the throne after abdication of the latter on 30 April 2019.

Titles and styles[change | change source]

  • 9 December 1963 – 9 June 1993: Miss Masako Owada
  • 9 June 1993 – 30 April 2019: Her Imperial Highness The Crown Princess of Japan
  • 1 May 2019 – present : Her Majesty The Empress

References[change | change source]

  1. Sanz, Cynthia (21 June 1993). "The Princess Bride". People 39 (24). http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20110658,00.html. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 

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