Empress Michiko facts for kids
Michiko Shōda was born in Tokyo. She is the eldest daughter of Hidesaburo Shōda (1904–1999), president and later honorary chairman of Nisshin Flour Milling Company.
In 1957, she earned a BA degree at the University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo.
Shōda married Crown Prince Akihito in 1959.
When she married, she became Crown Princess Michiko. She became Empress Michiko in 1989 when her husband became Emperor.
Empress Michiko is the mother of two sons and a daughter.
|Crown Prince Naruhito||23 February 1960||9 June 1993||Masako Owada||Princess Toshi|
|Prince Akishino||30 November 1965||29 June 1990||Kiko Kawashima||Princess Mako of Akishino
Princess Kako of Akishino
Prince Hisahito of Akishino
|Princess Nori||18 April 1969||15 November 2005||Yoshiki Kuroda|
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