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Prime Minister Shinzo ABE

 

Date of Birth: September 21, 1954
Place of Birth: Tokyo
Member of the House of Representatives (Elected 8 times)
Constituency: Yamaguchi 4th district (Shimonoseki and Nagato cities)

 

Education

1977 Graduated from the Department of Political Science, the Faculty of Law, Seikei University

 

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Emperor of Japan

 

The Emperor of Japan is the head of the Imperial Family and is the ceremonial head of state of Japan's system ofconstitutional monarchy. According to the 1947 constitution, he is "the symbol of the State and of the unity of the people." Historically, he is also the highest authority of the Shinto religion as he and his family are said to be the direct descendants of the sun-goddess Amaterasu,[1] and his importance also lies in dealing with heavenly affairs, including Shinto ritual and rites throughout the nation.

In Japanese, the Emperor is called Tennō (天皇), which means "heavenly sovereign". In English, the use of the termMikado (帝) for the Emperor was once common, but is now considered obsolete.[2]

 

Currently, the Emperor of Japan is the only remaining monarch in the world reigning under the title of "Emperor". TheImperial House of Japan is the oldest continuing hereditary monarchy in the world.[3] In Kojiki or Nihon Shoki, a book of Japanese history finished in the eighth century, it is said that Japan was founded in 660 BC by Emperor Jimmu. The current Emperor is Akihito, who has been on the Chrysanthemum Throne since he was enthroned after his father, theEmperor Shōwa (Hirohito), died in 1989.

 

The role of the Emperor of Japan has historically alternated between a largely ceremonial symbolic role and that of an actual imperial ruler. Since the establishment of the first shogunate in 1192, the Emperors of Japan have rarely taken on a role as supreme battlefield commander, unlike many Western monarchs. Japanese Emperors have nearly always been controlled by external political forces, to varying degrees. In fact, from 1192 to 1867, the shoguns, or theirshikken regents in Kamakura (1203–1333), were the de facto rulers of Japan, although they were nominally appointed by the Emperor. After the Meiji restoration in 1867, the Emperor was the embodiment of all sovereign power in the realm, as enshrined in the Meiji Constitution of 1889. His current status as a figurehead dates from the 1947 Constitution.

 

Since the mid-nineteenth century, the Imperial Palace has been called Kyūjō (宮城), then Kōkyo (皇居), and is located on the former site of Edo Castle in the heart of Tokyo. Earlier, Emperors resided in Kyoto for nearly eleven centuries.

 

The Emperor's Birthday (currently celebrated on December 23) is a national holiday.

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