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 (ä′kē-hē′tō) Born 1933.
Emperor of Japan (since 1989). He succeeded his father, Hirohito.
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(Biography) born 1933, Emperor of Japan from 1989
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(ˌɑ kɪˈhi toʊ)

( “Heisei” ), born 1933, emperor of Japan since 1989 (son of Hirohito).
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TV screens show news program reporting on Emperor Akihito's abdication, at an electrical appliance store in Urayasu, near Tokyo Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
Japan's Emperor Akihito abdicated on April 30, having sat on the Chrysanthemum Throne since 1989.
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicated the Chrysanthemum Throne on Tuesday.
Summary: Japan's Emperor Akihito abdicated Tuesday, having sat on the Chrysanthemum Throne since 1989.
JAPAN'S emperor Akihito formally announced his abdication yesterday.
His 85-year-old father Akihito became the first emperor to abdicate in more than 200 years on Tuesday.
Summary: Tokyo [Japan], May 1 (ANI): The 126th Emperor of Japan, in his public address on the first day of his reign, promised to "reflect deeply on the course followed" by his father Emperor Emeritus Akihito who abdicated on Tuesday, bringing an end to the 30-year-old Heisei era.
Japanese Emperor Akihito is set to step down from the throne on Tuesday, which will make him the first monarch to abdicate in more than 200 years.
TOKYO, April 30 (Reuters) -- Japan's Emperor Akihito prayed to a Shinto sun goddess on Tuesday, starting a day of ceremonies to mark the end of a three-decade reign in which he sought to ease painful memories of World War Two and bring the monarchy closer to people.
Japan's Emperor Akihito, 85, formally abdicated his throne on Tuesday.
The Philippine government on Tuesday extended its "deepest gratitude" to Japanese Emperor Akihito for his invaluable role in advocating peace during his three-decade reign and for fostering goodwill and friendship between Manila and Tokyo.