Masahito, Prince Hitachi
Prince Hitachi at the Grimaldi Forum in July 2010
|Born||28 November 1935|
Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
Hanako Tsugaru (m. 1964)
|House||Imperial House of Japan|
Masahito, Prince Hitachi (常陸宮正仁親王, Hitachi-no-miya Masahito Shinnō, born 28 November 1935) is a member of the Imperial House of Japan and the younger brother of Emperor Akihito. He is the second son and sixth born child of Emperor Shōwa and Empress Kōjun and is fourth in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne.
Prince Hitachi is mainly known for philanthropic activities and his research on the causes of cancer.
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- Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Hitachi at the Imperial Household Agency website