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Celebration of Her Majesty’s Birthday

On 20th October, the members of Imperial Family gathered at Imperial Palace to celebrate the 84th Birthday of HM Empress Michiko.

At the evening, the private dinner was held at Imperial Residence. HIH Princess Aiko, HIH Prince Hisahito of Akishino and Ms Sayako Kuroda also attended the dinner.

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Prince Hisahito turns 12

On 6th September, HIH Prince Hisahito turned 12 years old.

[NEWS] Prince Hisahito, set to be 2nd in line to throne, turns 12

Text from The Mainichi

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Prince Hisahito, Emperor Akihito’s grandson and soon-to-be second in line to the Chrysanthemum throne following the abdication of the emperor next spring, turned 12 on Thursday.
After the 84-year-old emperor abdicates next April 30, his eldest son Crown Prince Naruhito will ascend the throne the following day, and his brother Prince Fumihito — the only other member of his generation in the Japanese imperial family — will become first in line to succeed him.
Prince Hisahito, so far the only male of his generation, will then become second in line.
Imperial House Law states that only males with male lineal descent from emperors can ascend the throne.
Prince Hisahito is currently a sixth-grade student at Ochanomizu University Elementary School in Tokyo and keen on learning about the history of war.
On Aug. 10, Prince Hisahito and his mother Princess Kiko visited a cenotaph for the atomic bomb victims in Hiroshima, devastated by a U.S. nuclear bomb on Aug. 6, 1945.
After visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the prince talked with an 80-year-old female atomic bomb survivor and wrote a report on what he learned for his homework.
The prince often enjoys playing “hand baseball,” a baseball game without a bat, with his friends after school. He is also interested in studying kanji, as the Chinese characters used in writing Japanese are called.
The imperial family is discussing his education after graduating from elementary school next March. Princess Mako and Princess Kako, the two elder sisters of Prince Hisahito, both have studied abroad.

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Hiroshima Visit of Prince Hisahito

On 10th August, HIH Prince Hisahito of Akishino visited Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park for the first time with HIH Princess Kiko. They met with the woman who suffered from the atomic bomb in 1945.

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Summer Study of Prince Hisahito

On 30th July, HIH Princes Hisahito of Akishino visited Historical Materials Hall for the Wounded and Sick Retired Soldiers in Tokyo with HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko.

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Imperial Farming

On 20th May, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko sowed the seeds of dry-land rice and millet at the field inside Imperial Palace as the tradition. The Crown Prince Couple and the Akishino family also participated in the sowing.

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Sports Day of Prince Hisahito

On 19th May, HIH Prince Hisahito of Akishino participated in the sports meeting of his elementary school. HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino cheered HIH Prince Hisahito on.

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Wakayama Visit of Akishino Family

On 5th December, HIH Prince Fumihito, HIH Princess Kiko and HIH Prince Hisahito of Akishino visited the biological museum in Shirahama Town, Wakayama Prefecture.

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Celebration of Empress Michiko’s Birthday

On 20th October, the members of Imperial Family gathered at Imperial Palace to celebrate the 83rd birthday of HM Empress Michiko.

At the evening, HIH Princess Aiko and HIH Prince Hisahito also visited Imperial Palace to celebrate the birthday of their grandmother.

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Prince Hisahito turns 11

On 6th September, HIH Prince Hisahito of Akishino turned 11 years old.

[NEWS]Prince Hisahito, third in line to throne, turns 11

Text from The Japan News

Prince Hisahito, Emperor Akihoto’s grandson who is third in line to the Imperial throne, turned 11 on Wednesday.

His birthday came days after the announcement that his elder sister, Princess Mako, will marry her longtime boyfriend, Kei Komuro. The prince has already met Komuro, 25, and will attend their wedding ceremony scheduled in fall next year.

The son of Prince Akishino, the younger of the Emperor’s two sons, and Princess Kiko, the prince is likely to draw more attention as he will be second in line to the throne after the 83-year-old Emperor’s abdication that could take place as early as December next year.

Prince Hisahito, a fifth-grader at an elementary school in Tokyo affiliated with Ochanomizu University, has often visited the Imperial Palace and the Imperial Residence to see the Emperor and Empress Michiko with his parents.

Following the Emperor’s rare video address last year that hinted at his desire to step down due to his advanced age, the Diet enacted a law to allow him to abdicate. His abdication would be the first in about 200 years.

Last December, the prince, along with his parents, visited the sites of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki for the first time.

While observing his parents, he carefully offered flowers and bowed deeply in Nagasaki Peace Park, where the ground zero monument dedicated to victims of the bombing sits.

In May, he watched a Summer Grand Sumo Tournament bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan and visited the Sumo Museum as part of an off-school learning program.

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Summer Vacation of Imperial Family

On 10th August, HIH Prince Fumihito, HIH Princess Kiko and HIH Prince Hisahito of Akishino visited Shiga Prefecture as a private trip. They visited the factory of Japanese traditional writing brushes in Takashima City.

On 10th August, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito, HIH Crown Princess Masako and HIH Princess Aiko visited Suzaki Imperial Villa in Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture. They will be back to Tokyo on 16th August.

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