after Emperor Akihito ascended the throne, he launched a series of Royal diplomacy, of which the most interesting is undoubtedly his visit to China. 1992 was the 20th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between China and Japan. From October 23 to 28, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko paid an official friendly visit to China. This is the first and only visit to China by the emperor of Japan in the history of China Japan exchanges.

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko take a walk in the garden of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on November 29, 2010.

the current emperor of Japan is Akihito, the son of emperor Showa. Like his father, the birth of Akihito in 1933 was celebrated by the whole country. At that time, the Japanese army had invaded China.

can only see their parents once a week.

after the marriage of emperor Showa, the queen Liangzi gave birth to four girls one after another. Now the emperor’s concubines have only 12 concubines, but now the empress’s concubines can only persuade the empress to have a crisis. At the critical moment, Queen Liangzi became pregnant again and gave birth to a baby boy on December 23, 1933. After careful consideration, Emperor Showa named the Prince “Jigong Mingren”, Jigong as the number and Mingren as the name. This name is derived from the imperial edict on the proclamation of the great religion issued by the Meiji emperor, which “proclaims the Ming Dynasty to govern the religion in order to publicize the way of God only”, and also contains the meaning of “adults follow and shine on the four directions” in the book of changes.

according to convention, after the birth of the crown prince, he should be sent to a family far away from his parents. But emperor Showa did not want his children to live as far away from their parents as he did when he was a child. And he has no other concubines, so he doesn’t have to worry about the safety of the crown prince. Therefore, Emperor Showa set up the imperial palace of the prince in the inner palace and left Mingren with him.

Akihito gradually grew up. Seeing that emperor Showa still had no intention of sending him out to raise him, the ministers had to turn to empress dowager Zhen, the mother of emperor Showa, and the elder of the government, Gongwang of Xiyuan temple. After receiving their support, the Imperial Palace Province, which specializes in dealing with the affairs of members of the Japanese royal family, officially reported to the emperor and his wife: “the crown prince will leave his two Majesties when he reaches the age of three. This career has been decided.” Emperor Showa could not give a strong reason for opposition. Moreover, this was also a rule left by his ancestors, so he had to agree.

on March 29, 1937, Mingren, 3 years old and 3 months old, left his parents and moved to Donggong imperial office. According to the regulations, Mingren can return to the palace to visit his parents only on Sundays every week. This short day was very short for the couple who loved him. They try to use this day to play hide and seek games with Mingren. Emperor Showa often explains the knowledge of various flowers, plants and animals to Mingren.

in 1944, Akihito, like many Japanese primary school students, was evacuated to Nikko City, Tochigi prefecture (Japan’s Prefecture is equivalent to China’s province) to avoid war. He could only contact the emperor of Showa by letter. Japan’s Kyodo news agency was responsible for delivering letters for the emperor and the crown prince. On November 7, 1945, Mingren returned to Tokyo from sunlight. First, he stayed with his younger brother in the east palace imperial office that was not completely burned down, and then moved to the Xinxing palace in xiaojinjing City, Tokyo. As before the war, the brothers could only visit their parents in the palace every Sunday. Some teachers in the school feel that Mingren has been separated from his parents for a long time and can only study and live with his attendants. It’s really “too poor”.

from 1946 to 1950, Emperor Showa followed the policy of “learning western thoughts and habits” and hired Elizabeth, a famous American children’s writer? Weining became Mingren’s tutor. At the same time, four western youth living in Tokyo helped Akihito practice English. In March 1956, Mingren graduated from the school of economics of the University of learning.

in 1957, Michiko’s youthful demeanor on the tennis court attracted Mingren at first sight.

love of tennis court

Asawa, not far from Tokyo, is a summer resort in Japan, surrounded by mountains, lush trees and pleasant climate. When Mingren was in college, he liked playing tennis very much. In August 1957, Akihito came to Mitsui to participate in a tennis match and met Michiko Masada, who came with him. Michiko is outstanding and charming. Mingren fell in love with her at first sight. She often asked her to go out for outings and play tennis. After returning to Tokyo, Akihito frequently organized tennis matches and invited Michiko to participate. The two soon developed from acquaintance and acquaintance to love.

Mingren hoped to marry Michiko, but encountered great resistance. This is because of Michiko’s birth. Michiko’s grandfather is the founder of one of Japan’s largest food companies, Nissin flour group. Her father, Yoshiro masata, has been the president and chairman of the group. In 1957, Michiko graduated from sacred heart women’s University with first place in English. At school, she served as president of the student union. Ordinary people find their daughter-in-law. Such conditions are very good. But for a long time, the selection of Japanese crown princess has been produced among the royal family and nobility. In the eyes of the royal family, the civilian born Michiko is not eligible to marry into the royal family. Emperor Showa and empress Liangzi also opposed the marriage, worried that Michiko would not be able to deal with the complex palace etiquette and customs.

the pressure from all aspects makes the road of their love quite bumpy. Meanwhile, Michiko took the excuse to travel to Europe and the United States, called travel, in order to avoid domestic public opinion. However, as soon as Michiko returned home, Mingren called her and said, “all obstacles can be overcome. It’s all up to me. Please show your courage!”

Akihito’s unwavering commitment to Michiko moved the emperor of Showa, who took the lead in agreeing to the marriage. On November 27, 1958, according to the provisions of the Royal model, the Japanese royal family held a special meeting to discuss the candidates for Crown Princess Akihito. The meeting made a formal decision to approve Michiko Masada as crown princess.

“kdsp”The words” civilian “and” love “are associated with the royal family, which gives the Japanese a great sense of freshness. The public believes that crown prince Akihito’s move has broken through the taboo of the royal family of” one lineage for all generations “. He is very courageous and has a good impression of him. In February 1959, a Japanese popular opinion test showed that 87% supported Akihito’s choice of civilian as his wife.” On April 10, 1959, Akihito and Michiko held a grand wedding ceremony. The crown prince was dressed in an orange yellow robe, wore a crown of the emperor, and held a wat for the imperial court Board. Michiko wore a unique 12 layer single coat in the palace, and her hair was made into a drooping hairstyle and dragged to her waist. On the same day, 530000 people poured into the streets of Tokyo. When the wedding car passed by, people shouted “long live”. The wedding was broadcast live on TV. Subsequently, Japan set off a “meizhizi fever” and “Royal fever”.

on February 23, 1960, meizhizi, who had just been married for 10 months, gave birth to a baby boy, the heir to the future throne, named “Deren” and named “Haogong”. In November 1964, Michiko gave birth to a second son, Wenren; In April 1969, she gave birth to her daughter Kiko.

on April 10, 1959, Akihito and Michiko held a wedding ceremony.

went to Xi’an to find the source of the year

on January 7, 1989, Emperor Showa died of illness, crown prince Akihito ascended the throne, became the 125th emperor of Japan, and changed the year to “Heisei”. Pingcheng is derived from the “inner peace and outer success” in the historical records of the five emperors and the “earthly peace and heavenly success” in the book of history Dayu Mo, which indicates that both at home and abroad and between heaven and earth are peaceful, prosperous and auspicious. On November 12, 1990, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko officially ascended the throne at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

after Emperor Akihito ascended the throne, he launched a series of Royal diplomacy, of which the most interesting is undoubtedly his visit to China. 1992 was the 20th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between China and Japan. From October 23 to 28, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko paid an official friendly visit to China. This is the first and only visit to China by the emperor of Japan in the history of China Japan exchanges.

according to the memory of Yang Zhenya, then Chinese ambassador to Japan, Emperor Akihito made full preparations for this visit. On October 12 that year, the emperor and his wife invited Yang Zhenya and his wife to have lunch at the Akasaka imperial office in Tokyo, where the emperor lived. They asked about Beijing’s climate and the living habits of the Chinese people, and showed great interest in China’s long history and culture. The emperor said that Japan is deeply influenced by Chinese culture. To understand Japanese culture, we should first understand Chinese culture. When saying goodbye, the queen whispered in Mrs. Yang Zhenya’s ear, “if you need to remind me during your stay in China, you’re welcome.” Then they both laughed.

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during the visit, Jiang Zemin, then general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, Yang Shangkun, President of the state, and others met with Emperor Akihito. In his speech, Emperor Akihito talked about the Sino Japanese War: “In the long history of exchanges between the two countries, there was an unfortunate period when China brought deep suffering to the Chinese people. I am deeply saddened by this. After the war, based on the deep reflection that such war will not be repeated, our people are determined to follow the path of a peaceful country. In our relations with your country, through the enthusiastic efforts of our predecessors and many other people, we have built a harmonious society We have established a relationship of peace and friendship, and the exchanges between the two countries in various fields are deepening. ” “If our visit to your country can be used as an opportunity to make the nationals of the two countries move forward together as friendly neighbors in the future, I will be very happy.”

Emperor Akihito also visited Xi’an. He wanted to see the origin of his year in Xi’an Beilin Museum. The museum arranged several good-looking and thoughtful staff to carefully check the stele, and finally found the four words “earth and heaven” in more than 650000 words. When Emperor Akihito saw the source of his year, he said excitedly, “Xi’an Beilin is quite famous in Japan, and many Japanese know it. It’s great to see it with your own eyes today!”

the most impressive thing in his life is World War II

. On August 14, 2012, the day before the 67th anniversary of South Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule, then South Korean President Lee Myung Bak said that the emperor of Japan should “sincerely apologize” for Japan’s colonial rule on the Korean Peninsula. This aroused a strong reaction from the Japanese government. Although Emperor Akihito expressed the hope to visit South Korea and would not hesitate to apologize in South Korea as long as he wanted to make friends with Japan and South Korea, the trip to South Korea has not been completed so far.

on August 15, 2005, Emperor Akihito led 7000 people to hold a memorial ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II at the martial arts museum near the imperial palace. He expressed condolences to the people who died in World War II and hoped that Japan would never be involved in the war again. On the eve of his 80th birthday, Emperor Akihito was asked at a news conference: what impressed him most in his life? His answer is “World War II”, because “so many young people with dreams and hopes lost their lives in the war”.

today, Emperor Akihito has been on the throne for 25 years and has inspected 47 prefectures in Japan. Whenever major disasters occur, such as the eruption of puxianyue volcano in 1991 and the “East Japan earthquake” causing serious nuclear leakage in 2011, Emperor Akihito and his wife have visited the disaster area to mourn the victims, comfort the victims and encourage rescue workers. These works are to show the new image of the emperor to the world and make the Millennium “myth” of the emperor family continue in a new way.