Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Royal Profile: Prince Fumihito of Akishino

Prince Fumihito of Akishino was born 30 November 1965, the second son of Emperor Akhito & Empress Michiko of Japan {Source}. The Prince has two siblings, two siblings-in-law, and niece {Source}:
  1. Crown Prince Naruhito (1960) 
    1. Crown Princess Masako (m. 1993)
      1. Princess Aiko (2001) 
  2. Princess Sayako, Mrs. Yoshiki Kuroda (1969) 
    1. Yoshiki Kuroda (m. 2005)

Like his siblings education, his is also extensive. He holds a Political Studies degree from Gakushuin University{Source}. After that, he moved to England to study at the University of Oxford for two years {Source}. In 1996, he recieved his PhD from the National University for General Research{Source}.

The second son and second in line for the Japanese Imperial Crown holds many honorary postitions. Some of these positions include {Source}:

  • Imperial House Council (Reserve Member) 
  • Yamashina Institute for Ornithology(President) 
  • Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums
  • Japan Water Prize Committee
  • Waksman Foundation of Japan INC (honorary President) 
  • Siam Society(honorary Vice President) 
  • Society for the Protection of Mitera Sennyuji & Social Welfare Organization "Saiseikai" Imperial Gift Foundation Inc(patron) 
  • World Wide Fund for Nature Japan
  • Japan Tennis Association (Honorary President)
  • Japan-Netherlands Society
  • Association for All Nippon Gourd Fanciers(Honorary Patron) 
  • Researcher Extraordinary of the University Museum, the University of Tokyo
On 29 June 1990, he married Princess Kiko{Source}. Together they have the following children:

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