Japanese Crown Prince Fumihito, better known as Prince Akishino, leaves the Imperial Palace after being formally declared first in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne on Sunday. Photo: AP Japanese Crown Prince Fumihito, better known as Prince Akishino, leaves the Imperial Palace after being formally declared first in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne on Sunday. Photo: AP
Japanese Crown Prince Fumihito, better known as Prince Akishino, leaves the Imperial Palace after being formally declared first in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne on Sunday. Photo: AP
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Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino becomes first in line to Chrysanthemum Throne with day-long formal proclamation ceremonies

  • Emperor Naruhito’s younger brother is one of just three heirs to the throne, alongside Akishino’s 14-year-old son Hisahito and 84-year-old uncle
  • The crown prince said he would ‘deeply ponder’ his responsibilities at ceremonies that had to be postponed from April because of coronavirus

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Japanese Crown Prince Fumihito, better known as Prince Akishino, leaves the Imperial Palace after being formally declared first in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne on Sunday. Photo: AP Japanese Crown Prince Fumihito, better known as Prince Akishino, leaves the Imperial Palace after being formally declared first in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne on Sunday. Photo: AP
Japanese Crown Prince Fumihito, better known as Prince Akishino, leaves the Imperial Palace after being formally declared first in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne on Sunday. Photo: AP
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