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

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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