Why is today a national holiday? It’s the Emperor’s birthday. How much do you know about the Japanese Emperor? He was born in 1933, so today he （ 1 ） 81 years old. His name is Akihito. He is the eldest son of the Showa Emperor and is married （ 2 ） Michiko. She was the first commoner (a person who doesn’t come from a noble family) to marry （ 3 ） the family of the Emperor. They have three children. Naruhito is the Crown Prince and is （ 4 ） line to be the next Emperor.