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Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan

Born February 23, 1960 (1960-02-23) (age 47)
Togu Palace, Tokyo, Japan
Title Crown Prince of Japan
Spouse Masako Owada
Children Aiko
Parents Akihito and Michiko
Imperial House of Japan
HIM The Emperor
HIM The Empress
   HIH The Crown Prince
   HIH The Crown Princess
      HIH Princess Toshi
   HIH Prince Akishino
   HIH Princess Akishino
      HIH Princess Mako
      HIH Princess Kako
      HIH Prince Hisahito
HIH Prince Hitachi
HIH Princess Hitachi
HIH Prince Mikasa
HIH Princess Mikasa
   HIH Prince Tomohito of Mikasa
   HIH Princess Tomohito of Mikasa
      HIH Princess Akiko
      HIH Princess Yōko
   HIH Prince Katsura
   HIH Princess Takamado
      HIH Princess Tsuguko
      HIH Princess Noriko
      HIH Princess Ayako

Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan 徳仁皇太子 (Naruhito Kōtaishi) (born February 23, 1960 at Togu Palace, Tokyo) is the eldest son of HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko. Titled Prince Hiro (浩宮 Hiro-no-miya) as a child, he became heir apparent to the Japanese throne upon the death of his grandfather, the Showa Emperor (Hirohito), on January 7, 1989. Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan, official portrait File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ... Masako, Crown Princess of Japan , born December 9, 1963, Tokyo, Japan) is the wife of Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan, the first son of the Emperor Akihito and the Empress Michiko, and a member of the Japanese imperial family through marriage. ... Princess Aiko, The Princess Toshi (敬宮愛子内親王殿下 Toshi no miya Aiko naishinnō denka), born December 1, 2001, is the first child of Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito, former heir apparent to the Japanese throne, and Crown Princess Masako. ... Akihito () (born December 23, 1933) is the current Emperor ) of Japan, the 125th sovereign to hold that title, according to the traditional order of succession. ... Empress Michiko of Japan, (born October 20, 1934) formerly Michiko Shōda (正田 美智子 Shōda Michiko) and later the Crown Princess of Japan (April 10, 1959 to January 7, 1989), is the wife and consort of the reigning Emperor of Japan, HIM Emperor Akihito. ... Image File history File links Imperial_Seal_of_Japan. ... Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan. ... Akihito () (born December 23, 1933) is the current Emperor ) of Japan, the 125th sovereign to hold that title, according to the traditional order of succession. ... Empress Michiko of Japan, (born October 20, 1934) formerly Michiko Shōda (正田 美智子 Shōda Michiko) and later the Crown Princess of Japan (April 10, 1959 to January 7, 1989), is the wife and consort of the reigning Emperor of Japan, HIM Emperor Akihito. ... Masako, Crown Princess of Japan , born December 9, 1963, Tokyo, Japan) is the wife of Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan, the first son of the Emperor Akihito and the Empress Michiko, and a member of the Japanese imperial family through marriage. ... Princess Aiko, The Princess Toshi (敬宮愛子内親王殿下 Toshi no miya Aiko naishinnō denka), born December 1, 2001, is the first child of Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito, former heir apparent to the Japanese throne, and Crown Princess Masako. ... Prince Akishino (Fumihito) of Japan (秋篠宮文仁親王殿下 Akishino-no-miya Fumihito shinnō denka) also known as Prince Fumihito (文仁親王 Fumihito shinnō) (born 30 November 1965) is a member of the Japanese imperial family. ... Princess Akishino ), formerly Kiko Kawashima , born 11 September 1966) is the wife of Prince Akishino, who is the second son of the Emperor Akihito and the Empress Michiko of Japan. ... Princess Mako Akishino of Japan (秋篠宮眞子内親王殿下 Akishino-no-miya Mako naishinnō denka; born 23 October 1991) the elder daughter of Prince Akishino (Fumuhito) and his wife, the former Kawashima Kiko, is a member of the Japanese imperial family. ... Princess Kako Akishino of Japan (秋篠宮佳子内親王殿下 Akishino-no-miya Kako naishinnō denka) (born 29 December 1994) the second daughter of Prince Akishino (Fumihito) and his wife, the former Kawashima Kiko, is a member of the Japanese imperial family. ... His Imperial Highness Prince Hisahito of Akishino , 6 September 2006-) is the third child of Prince and Princess Akishino, and their first son. ... Prince Hitachi (Masahito) of Japan (常陸宮正仁親王, Hitachi no miya Masahito Shinnō) (born 28 November 1935) is a member of the Japanese imperial family and the younger brother of the Emperor Akihito. ... Princess Hitachi (Hanako) of Japan (jp:常陸宮正仁親王妃華子, Hitachi no miya Hanako shinnō-hi), née Hanako Tsugaru (津軽華子 Tsugaru Hanako), was born on 19 July 1940. ... His Imperial Highness, Prince Mikasa (Takahito) of Japan (Mikasa no miya Takahito Shinnō; born December 15, 1915) is the fourth and youngest son of the Emperor Taishō and the Empress Teimei. ... Princess Mikasa (Yoriko) of Japan, (Mikasa-no-miya Yuriko shinnō-hi) 三笠宮妃百合子, née Yoriko Takagi, second daughter of Masanari Takagi, born 4 June 1923. ... Prince Tomohito of Mikasa (三笠宮寬仁 Mikasa-no-miya Tomohito shinnō), eldest son of the current HIH Prince Mikasa and HIH Princess Mikasa (Yuriko). ... Princess Tomohito of Mikasa (寛仁親王妃信子) was born on April 9, 1955. ... Princess Akiko of Mikasa (born 20 December 1981) is the eldest daughter of HIH Prince Tomohito of Mikasa. ... Princess Yōko of Mikasa 瑶子女王 (born 25 October 1983) is the second daughter of HIH Prince Tomohito of Mikasa and HIH Princess Tomohito of Mikasa. ... Prince Katsura (Yoshihito) of Japan (æ¡‚å®® 宜仁親王, Katsura-no-miya Yoshihito shinnō) (11 February 1948) is the second son of Prince and Princess Mikasa and a first cousin of Emperor Akihito. ... Princess Takamado (Hisako) of Japan, (憲仁親王妃久子Takamado no miya Hisako shinnō-hi), née Hisako Tottori, eldest daughter of Shigejiro Tottori, (born 10 July 1953). ... Princess Tsuguko of Takamado (承子女王殿下), born 8 March 1986, is the daughter of the late His Imperial Highness Prince Takamado and Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado. ... Princess Noriko of Takamado is the daughter of the late His Imperial Highness Prince Takamado and Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado (born 22 July 1988). ... Princess Ayako of Takamado (承子女王殿下) is the daughter of the late His Imperial Highness Prince Takamado and Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado (born 15 September 1990). ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Imperial Majesty (HIM) is a style used by the Emperors and Empresses. ... Emperor Akihito reads the Speech from the Throne to the Japanese Diet His Imperial Majesty Akihito (明仁) (born December 23, 1933) is the current and 125th Emperor of Japan. ... Imperial Majesty (HIM) is a style used by the Emperors and Empresses. ... Empress Michiko of Japan Her Imperial Majesty Empress Michiko of Japan (美智子), (born October 20, 1934) formerly Michiko Shoda (正田美智子 shoda michiko) and later the Crown Princess of Japan (April 10, 1959 to January 7, 1989), is the wife and consort of the reigning... Crown Prince Naruhito His Imperial Highness The Crown Prince Naruhito (徳仁), Kōtaishi denka (皇太子殿下), (born at Togu Palace, Tokyo February 23, 1960) is the eldest son of His Majesty the Emperor Akihito and Her Majesty the Empress Michiko. ... Contrasting with heir presumptive, an heir apparent is one who cannot be prevented from inheriting by the birth of any other person. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Imperial Seal of Japan. ... 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The Crown Prince is well known for his extensive charity work. He also carries out a full schedule of royal duties.

Contents

Education

He received bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Gakushuin University in 1982 and 1988, respectively. In 1983 he studied in England at Merton College, Oxford. The Gakushuin University (学習院大学 Gakushūin Daigaku) or formerly Peers School (now incorporated as the Gakushuin School Corporation) is an educational institution in Tokyo established in 1877, during the Meiji era, for the education of the children of the Japanese aristocracy, though it eventually also... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... College name The House of Scholars of Merton Named after Walter de Merton Established 1264 Sister College Peterhouse Warden Prof. ...


Hobbies and interests

Prince Naruhito plays the viola and enjoys jogging, hiking, and mountaineering in his spare time. He has written several papers and a book, The Thames And I: A Memoir Of Two Years At Oxford (ISBN 1-905246-06-4). The viola (French, alto; German Bratsche) is a bowed string instrument. ... Jogging is a form of trotting or running at a slow or leisurely pace. ... Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Engagement and marriage

The Prince pursued and eventually proposed (reportedly twice) to the 29-year-old Masako Owada (born December 9, 1963), a diplomat in the Japanese Foreign Ministry working under her father Hisashi Owada who is currently judge on the International Court of Justice, former vice minister for foreign affairs and former Japanese ambassador to the United Nations. The Imperial Palace announced their engagement on 19 January 1993. Princess Masako (雅子, born December 9, 1963) is the Crown Princess of Japan. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (外務省; gaimu-sho) is one of the ministries of the Japanese government. ... Hisashi Owada (小和田 恆) (b. ... The International Court of Justice (known colloquially as the World Court or ICJ; French: ) is the primary judicial organ of the United Nations. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ...


On June 9, 1993, The Crown Prince of Japan and Masako Owada were married at the Imperial Shinto Hall in Tokyo before 800 invited guests and an estimated media audience of 500 million people around the world. Many of Europe's crowned heads attended. So, too, did most of Europe's elected heads of state. June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Shinto ) is the native religion of Japan and was once its state religion. ...


By marriage to the heir-apparent, Masako Owada received both a title (Crown Princess of Japan) and the style of "Her Imperial Highness." She is popularly known as Princess Masako, although this form of address is technically incorrect. The couple make their home in the Togu-gosho Palace, on the Imperial compound in Tokyo.


Family and succession

Princess Aiko

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess have one child, HIH The Princess Aiko (her official title is Toshi no Miya, or Princess Toshi), born on December 1, 2001. HIH can refer to: His/Her Imperial Highness, a title. ... Princess Aiko, The Princess Toshi (敬宮愛子内親王殿下 Toshi no miya Aiko naishinnō denka), born December 1, 2001, is the first child of Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito, former heir apparent to the Japanese throne, and Crown Princess Masako. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Debate

The child's birth, which occurred more than eight years after her parents' marriage, sparked lively debate in Japan about whether the The Imperial Household Law of 1947 should be changed from that of agnatic (i.e. male-only) primogeniture to equal primogeniture, which would allow a woman to inherit the Chrysanthemum Throne. The Imperial Household Law of 1947 was passed during the Showa era on January 16, 1947. ... In hereditary monarchies, particularly in more ancient or in more underdeveloped times, seniority was a much-used principle of order of succession. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Imperial Seal of Japan. ...


A government-appointed panel of experts submitted a report on October 25, 2005, recommending that the Imperial succession law be amended to permit equal primogeniture. On January 20, 2006, former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi used part of his annual keynote speech to address the controversy when he pledged to submit a bill to the Diet letting women ascend to the throne in order that the imperial throne be continued into the future in a stable manner. Koizumi did not announce a timing for the legislation to be introduced nor did he provide details about the content but he did note that it would be in line with the conclusions of the 2005 government panel. October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Junichiro Koizumi , born January 8, 1942) is a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 2001 to 2006. ... The National Diet of Japan ) is Japans legislature. ...


Nephew

Plans to change the male-only law of imperial succession were shelved temporarily after it was announced in February 2006 that the Crown Prince's younger brother, Prince Akishino and his wife Princess Kiko were expecting their third child. On September 6, 2006, at 8:27 a.m. (Japan Standard Time), Princess Kiko gave birth to a son, Hisahito, who is third in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne under the current law, after his uncle, the Crown Prince and his father, Prince Akishino. The prince's birth not only provides the first male heir to be born in the imperial family for 41 years, but could also mean plans to allow female succession will not go through. Prince Akishino (Fumihito) of Japan (秋篠宮文仁親王殿下 Akishino-no-miya Fumihito shinnō denka) also known as Prince Fumihito (文仁親王 Fumihito shinnō) (born 30 November 1965) is a member of the Japanese imperial family. ... HIH Princess Kiko Her Imperial Highness Princess Akishino (秋篠宮紀子親王妃 akishino no miya kiko shinnōhi), née Kawashima Kiko (川島紀子), (born 11 September 1966), is the wife of Prince Akishino (Fumihito), the second son of the Emperor Akihito and the Empress Michiko, and a member of the Japanese imperial family through marriage. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Imperial Ordinance issued on December 27, Meiji 28 (1895) Japan Standard Time (日本標準時 or 中央標準時) is the standard timezone in Japan that is 9 hours ahead of UTC; i. ... His Imperial Highness Prince Hisahito of Akishino , 6 September 2006-) is the third child of Prince and Princess Akishino, and their first son. ...


Work and royal duties

Crown Prince Naruhito is an honorary member of the World Commission on Water for the 21st Century and patron of the Global Water Partnership, a body established by the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Swedish Agency of Development. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ...


The prince is a member of the Council of State, the highest council to the Japanese government that is chaired by his father, Emperor Akihito. As part of his Royal duties, he holds commissions in the Japanese Army, Navy and Air Force and was a patron of the Japanese Olympic Games Committee until 1998 when he was made a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). On behalf of the Crown, the Prince carries out various representative duties both within Japan and abroad. The flag of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force The Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force ), or JGSDF, is the name of the military ground forces (army) of Japan. ... The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ), or JMSDF, is the maritime branch of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, tasked with the naval defense of Japan and formed following the dissolution of the Imperial Japanese Navy after World War II.[1] The force is based strictly on defensive armament, largely lacking... The Japan Air Self-Defense Force ), or JASDF, is the aviation branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces responsible for the defense of Japanese airspace and other aerospace operations. ... The 1998 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVIII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ...


See also

Styles of
The Crown Prince of Japan
Reference style His Imperial Highness
Spoken style Your Imperial Highness
Japanese denka 殿下

The Japanese Imperial succession controversy refers to the question of whether Japans laws of succession under the The Imperial Household Law of 1947 should be changed from male-only primogeniture to equal primogeniture. ... Image File history File links Imperial_Seal_of_Japan. ... A style of office, or honorific, is a form of address which by tradition or law precedes a reference to a person who holds a title or post, or to the political office itself. ... His/Her Imperial Highness (abbreviation HIH) is a title used by members of an Imperial family to denote Imperial - as opposed to royal - status to show that the holder in question is descended from an Emperor rather than a King (compare His/Her Royal Highness). ...

External link

  • Kunaicho | Their Imperial Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess
Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan
Imperial House of Japan
Born: February 23 1960
Japanese royalty
Preceded by
Akihito
current Emperor
Line of succession to the Japanese throne
1st position
Succeeded by
Prince Akishino

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Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (798 words)
On June 9, 1993, The Crown Prince of Japan and Masako Owada were married at the Imperial Shinto Hall in Tokyo before 2,500 invited guests and an estimated media audience of 500 million people around the world.
The Crown Prince and Crown Princess have one child, HIH The Princess Aiko (her official title is Toshi no Miya, or Princess Toshi), born on December 1, 2001.
Crown Prince Naruhito is an honorary member of the World Commission on Water for the 21st Century and patron of the Global Water Partnership, a body established by the World Bank, the UN, and the Swedish Ministry of Development.
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