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Akishino turns 50

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Prince Akishino, left, sits with his wife Princess Kiko, right and their children, Princess Mako, 2nd left, Princess Kako, 2nd right, and Prince Hisahito, center, at their residence in Tokyo. Prince Akishino, Emperor Akihito's second son, celebrates his 50th birthday on Monday.

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Best Wishes. Judging by the photo, I think I know exactly what the birthday boy is hoping to get this year.

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Another staged photograph of members of the Imperial Family. For your 50th Birthday you are forced to take a picture pretending to be teaching something to your son while other family members look on pretending to be interested. Their lives seem so boring when compared to members of Europe`s Royal Families.

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you took the words right out of my mouth j4life. what a ridiculous looking pic. i much prefer his brother's family pic. they are just sitting on the sofa with their dog and smiling at the camera.

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why is there a tucan to the right?

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Having to have staged photos taken is part of the Imperial life.

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why is there a tucan to the right?

He has a PhD in ornithology.

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Actually, it looks like he's teaching his son, how to do Tommy Cooper impressions. Look at his hands ... "Just like that !"

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Am I the only one who thinks Princess Kako is kind of cute?

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Nope. She's very cute.

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What a beautiful photo. Not a grey hair in sight.

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Happy 50th birthday greetings to Prince Akishino .

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Yeah. Staged photo that implies the family members have not else better to do than watch papa teach their little brother. An awkward photo at best. I looks like something you would find at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. You would think the Imperial Household would have hired someone able to be a bit more skilled at staging these things.

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