Future of Japan's imperial dynasty depends on 13-year-old boy

Future of Japan's imperial dynasty depends on 13-year-old boy

Reuters

The only male royal in his generation, Hisahito is the second in line to the throne.

When Hisahito, Japan's youngest prince, was in Bhutan on his first overseas trip in August, a few months after his uncle Naruhito became emperor, the trip was seen as the debut of a future monarch in the world arena.
The visit, in which he greeted his hosts with a traditional "hakama" kimono and even held a bow and arrow, was a rare public exhibition of the boy, on whose shoulders lies the future of the monarchy.

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