Prince Hisahito poses with his sisters, Princess Kako, left, and Princess Mako at a rice field of the Akasaka Detached Palace in Tokyo. Prince Hisahito, who is third in line to the throne, turned 10 years old on Tuesday. His birthday comes amid heightened interest in the imperial system among the public after his 82-year-old grandfather Emperor Akihito indicated last month his readiness to abdicate in the future. Hisahito's father is Prince Akishino, who is the younger of the emperor's two sons. The young prince is in his fourth year at an elementary school in Tokyo affiliated with Ochanomizu University. See story here.© Japan Today
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