Who is Hirohito?

  • (noun): Emperor of Japan who renounced his divinity and became a constitutional monarch after Japan surrendered at the end of World War II (1901-1989).
    Synonyms: Michinomiya Hirohito


Hirohito (裕仁?), posthumously in Japan officially called Emperor Shōwa (昭和天皇, Shōwa-tennō?, April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989) was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order, reigning from December 25, 1926 until his death in 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. The name 裕仁 means "abundant benevolence".

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Reigning Emperor
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Hirohito (disambiguation)
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Hirohito Ōta
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