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Born: 1903 AD
Died: 2000 AD, at 97 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Queen


1903 - Born on the 6th oh March in Tokyo, Japan.

1919 - She was engaged to the Crown Prince Hirohito.

1924 - She married then Crown Prince Hirohito.

       - She became the Crown Princess of Japan.

1925 - She became empress upon Hirohito's accession to the throne.

1971 - She performed her ceremonial duties as empress in a traditional way.

1975 - She became known as the "smiling Empress".

1988 - Her last public appearance.

1989 - She assumed the title of Empress Dowager.

       - She was in failing health herself and did not attend her husband's funeral.

2000 - She died on the 16th of June in Tokyo,Japan.

       - Her final resting place is in a mausoleum near that of her late husband.


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