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©IMPERIAL HOUSEHOLD AGENCY/EPA/MAXPPP - epa07495610 (17/49) Japan's Crown Prince Akihito (L), the current Japanese Emperor, and Crown Princess Michiko in traditional ceremonial attire pose after the 'Kekkon-no-Gi', wedding ceremony, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, 10 April 1959 (issued 10 April 2019). After 30 years of reign, Emperor Akihito is to abdicate on 30 April 2019 and his son, Crown Prince Naruhito will officially access to the throne on 01 May 2019.