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Prince Hisahito, 3rd in line to throne, left, and his father Prince Akishino sit on the grounds of the Akasaka Detached Palace in Tokyo. Prince Hisahito, the only grandson of Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, celebrated his ninth birthday on Sunday.

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I think this prince looks cool, unlike his conservative older brother.

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Looks like he caved and dyed his hair back to black. Some of my J-friends were moaning about that.

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Since prince Hisato is a male descendant of the imperial family, I doubt he will have a single reason to worry in his entire life.

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Looks like a staged photo op. Why sit there, on the grass, and get stains on your pants?

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Happy Birthday, Prince. All I can say is that the IHA was darn happy when you were born and they and all of the conservatives in the Japanese government were breathing a huge sigh of relief!! Your parents definitely were visited by the reproductive gods in a most timely, if not too timely, fashion!!

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Cute young man. I like the way he is copying his Dad's way to sit. Happy Birthday !

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Since prince Hisato is a male descendant of the imperial family, I doubt he will have a single reason to worry in his entire life.

You are naive to assume that Japan, a mortal realm, is immune to growing feminist pressure.

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You are naive to assume that Japan, a mortal realm, is immune to growing feminist pressure.

You are naive to assume that they aren't.

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Happy 9th birthday, your little Highness! :)

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You are naive to assume that they aren't.

Bless you for saying so.

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Really cute "father and son" picture ! Happy Birthday !

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This is so cool. Father and son, just taking a moment together. who would know who they really are. But it doesn't matter. Just a quality time between pop and son!

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