Prince Hisahito, 3rd in line to throne, turns 10

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06:41 6 September 2016

TOKYO, Sept. 6, Kyodo

Prince Hisahito, standing third in line to the Japanese imperial throne, turned 10 on Tuesday.

The birthday comes amid heightened interest in the Imperial Household system among the public after his 82-year-old grandfather Emperor Akihito indicated last month his readiness to abdicate in the future, voicing concerns he could one day become unable to fulfill his role as the symbol of the state owing to his age.

The son of Prince Akishino, who is the younger of the emperor’s two sons, and Princess Kiko, is in his fourth year at an elementary school in Tokyo affiliated with Ochanomizu University.

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