Of Emperors past and present, I like the Heisei Emperor in particular because of his humanitarian efforts after the Japan Earthquake last year, his marrying a commoner (Empress Michiko), and his overall humble nature.2
Best wishes to him and Michiko-sama,
Happy Birthday Emperor Akihito!
1 December 23rd also marks the “dating anniversary” of my wife and I. We’ve been together since 1998, or 14 years. 🙂
2 I also like Queen Elizabeth II as well. Belated, but congrats on her 50th Jubilee. 🙂