Hirohito, also known as The Shōwa Emperor, (April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989) was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order, reigning from December 25, 1926, until his death in 1989. Although better known outside of Japan by his personal name Hirohito, he is now referred to exclusively by his posthumous name Emperor Shōwa in Japan. The word Shōwa is the name of the era that corresponded with the Emperor's reign, and was made the Emperor's own name upon his death.
Hisashi Abe (阿部 永, born 1933) is a Professor of Zoology at Hokkaido University Hakodate in Hokkaidō, Japan. He has authored a variety of publications on the taxonomy of various mammal species endemic to East Asia.
Tokiharu Abe (April 3, 1911 in Tokyo – August 9, 1996 in Tokyo) was a Japanese ichthyologist. He worked for the University Museum of the University of Tokyo. Abe became notable for his taxonomic studies on the pufferfish from East Asia, in particalur the genus Takifugu which he first described in 1949. He described further species like Sagamichthys abei, Centroscyllium kamoharai, and Fugu obscurus. Species like Tetraodon abei and Chaunax abei were named in his honour.
Takasi Tokioka (時岡 隆, Tokioka Takashi, 1913–September 30, 2001) was a Japanese zoologist. He published over 200 scientific articles on marine animals such as chaetognaths, ctenophores, and tunicate. He was Professor of Zoology at Kyoto University working at the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory in Shirahama, Japan. From 1975-1977, he was the Director of SMBL. At least a dozen species are named in his honor.