Monday, November 30, 2015

21 Facts about Prince Akishino of Japan

  1. Prince Fumihito of Japan was born 30 November 1965 {Source}. 
  2. His parents were The Emperor and Empress of Japan{Source}. 
  3. He is the second of three children{Source}. 
  4. He has a brother and sister{Source}: 
    1. Crown Prince Naruhito (1960) 
    2. Princess Sayako, Mrs. Yoshiki Kuroda (1969) 
  5. He has a sister-in-law: 
    1. Crown Princess Masako 
  6. He also has a niece: 
    1. Princess Aiko (2001) 
  7. He married Princess Kiko in 1989{Source}. 
  8. Together they have two daughters and a son{Source}: 
    1. Princess Mako (1991) 
    2. Princess Kako (1994) 
    3. Prince Hisahito (2006) 
  9. As a child, his Personal Title was Prince Aya(Aya-no-Miya){Source}. 
  10. His coming of age ceremony took place on 30 November 1985{Source}. 
  11. He holds the following honorary memberships{Source}: 
    1. Imperial House Council 
  12. He is President or Honorary President of the following organizations{Source}: 
    1. Yamashina Institute for Ornithology 
    2. Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums 
    3. World Wide Fund for Nature Japan (honorary) 
    4. Japan Water Prize Committee (honorary) 
    5. Waksman Foundation of Japan INC (honorary) 
    6. The Siam Society (Honorary Vice President) 
    7. He serves as patron of{Source}: 
    8. Society for the Protection of Mitera Sennyuji 
    9. Social Welfare Organization "Saiseikai" Imperial Gift Foundation Inc 
    10. Agricultural Society of Japan 
    11. The Japan-Netherlands Society (honorary) 
    12. Association for All Nippon Gourd Fanciers (honorary) 
  13. He is a Researcher Extraordinary of the University Museum, the University of Tokyo{Source
  14. He has served as a Guest professor of Tokyo University of Agriculture and the Junior College of Tokyo University of Agriculture{Source}. 
  15. He graduated from the Department of Political Studies in the Faculty of Law of Gakushuin University in 1988{Source}. 
  16. He studied abroad at the Graduate School of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK from 1988-1990{Source}. 
  17. He was granted a Ph.D. from The Graduate University for Advanced Studies in 1996{Source}. 
  18. He and his wife often travel on behalf of the Emperor and Empress, representing them at foreign functions{Source}. 
  19. He holds national honors in Japan, Italy, The Netherlands, Peru, Spain and Sweden. 
  20. He holds honorary degrees from: 
    1. Kasetsart University (1995) 
    2. Burapha University (1995) 
    3. Khon Kaen University(1999) 
    4. Chulalongkorn University (2001) 
    5. Srinakharinwirot University (2001) 
    6. Ubon Rajathanee University (2003) 
    7. King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (2007) 
    8. Chiang Mai University (2011) 
    9. Kasetsart University (2011) 
    10. Thammasat University (2012) 
  21. In August 2006, he was joined by his eldest daughter at a religious ceremony at the Ise Shrine.

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