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Masako in 2019
Empress consort of Japan
Tenure 1 May 2019 – present
Born Masako Owada (小和田雅子 )
9 December 1963 (1963-12-09) (age 57)
Toranomon Hospital, Toranomon, Minato, Tokyo
Naruhito (m. 1993)
Issue Aiko, Princess Toshi
House Imperial House of Japan (by marriage)
Father Hisashi Owada
Mother Yumiko Egashira
Religion Shinto

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, who took the throne after abdication of the latter on 30 April 2019.

Titles and styles

  • 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

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