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Emperor of Japan
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Reign 30 July 1912–25 December 1926
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Born (1879-08-31)31 August 1879
Birthplace Kyoto
Died 25 December 1926(1926-12-25) (aged 47)
Place of death Tokyo
Buried Imperial Mausoleum (多摩御陵 Tama Goryō)
Predecessor Meiji
Successor Shōwa

Emperor Taishō (大正天皇 Taishō-tennō, 31 August 1879 – 25 December 1926) was the 123rd emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in 30 July 1912 and ended with his death in 1926.

Emperor Taishō (meaning "Great Justice") was the name given to Yoshihito after he died. Emperors of Japan are normally renamed like this, and people start using the new name.

Events of Taishō's life

Taishō's early life was marked by many changes in the role of emperor; and his reign was a period of consolidation.


A timeline of major events includes:

  • 1900 (Meiji 33): Prince Yoshihito marries Kujō Sadako, who becomes Empress Teimei.
  • 1901 (Meiji 34): Prince Michinomiya (also named Hirohito) is born.
  • 1921 (Taishō 10): Taishō's son Prince Hirohito became regent.
  • 1926 (Taishō 15): The emperor dies and the responsibility of the throne passes to Crown Prince Hirohito; also, the era name became the first year of Shōwa.

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