Fumihito, Prince Akishino

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Crown Prince of Japan
Prince Akishino
Prince Fumihito in Rome, 2016
BornFumihito (文仁)
(1965-11-30) 30 November 1965 (age 58)
Imperial Household Agency Hospital, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
Kiko Kawashima (m. 1990)
HouseImperial House of Japan
MotherMichiko Shōda

Fumihito, Crown Prince Akishino[1][2] (皇嗣文仁親王, Kōshi Fumihito Shinnō, born 30 November 1965) is a member of the Japanese imperial family.

Fumihito was born in Imperial Household Hospital in Tokyo, He is the younger brother of Emperor Naruhito and the younger son of Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko.

He is the heir presumptive to the Chrysanthemum Throne. He has had the title Akishino-no-miya (秋篠宮, Akishino-no-miya, generally translated into English as Prince Akishino) and has headed his own branch of the imperial family.[3]

Titles and Styles

30 November 1965-28 June 1990: His Imperial Highness Prince Aya

29 June 1990-30 April 2019: His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino

1 May 2019-present His Imperial Highness The Crown Prince Akishino

National Honors


-Grand Cordon of the Order of the Chrysanthemum

Foreign Honors

-Italy: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic

-Luxembourg: Grand Cross of the Order of Adolphe of Nassau

-Netherlands: Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown

-Peru: Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun

-Spain: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic

-Sweden: Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Polar Star

-Paraguay: Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit

References[change | change source]

  1. Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince and Crown Princess Akishino and their family - names - official website of the Imperial Household Agency
  2. "English Titles and Basic words relating to the Imperial Succession" (PDF). Imperial Household Agency. 10 April 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  3. Kunaicho: personal histories Archived 17 April 2019 at the Wayback Machine
Fumihito, Prince Akishino
Born: 30 November 1965
Lines of succession
First Succession to the Japanese throne
1st in line
Succeeded by
Prince Hisahito of Akishino