(125th Emperor of Japan)
Birthday: December 23, 1933 (Capricorn)
Born In: Tokyo, Japan
Akihito is a former emperor of Japan. Being a member of the ‘Imperial House of Japan,’ Akihito served as the 125th emperor of Japan from 7 January 1989 to 30 April 2019. He was one of the very few emperors of the modern world who earned the reputation of being an ideal leader. Akihito’s peace-loving nature became evident when he decided to make peace with China and other Asian nations almost immediately after succeeding his father. Even the leaders of other powerful nations and sections of media have praised Akihito for being a humble man in spite of hailing from a royal background. When the devastating Tsunami sent shockwaves across Japan, Akihito’s inspiring speech instilled a ray of hope in the lives of many people who were shattered by the catastrophe. Other than being a member of the ‘Imperial House,’ Akihito is also known for being a scholar. Many of his research papers on molecular biology have been published in various science journals. He was also involved in specialized studies concerning ‘Gobiidae,’ a form of fish, and its taxonomy.