Empress Michiko – A fairytale gone wrong

The future Empress of Japan was born as Michiko Shōda as the daughter of Hidesaburō Shōda and Fumiko Soejima on 20 October 1934 at the University of Tokyo Hospital. She was the second of four children. She received a solid education, a combination of traditional and Western, and learned to speak English. She attended the [read more]