September 6, 2009
Japan’s Prince Hisahito marks birthday
Japan's Prince Hisahito, son of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, turned 3 on Sunday, the Imperial Household Agency says.
The imperial agency said Prince Hisahito, the first Imperial Family male heir in 41 years, is healthy and enjoying a lively lifestyle, The Kyodo News reported.
The agency said the child, who reportedly weighs nearly 30 pounds and stands little more than 3 feet tall, is able to change his own clothes and eat by himself.
Hisahito is behind his 43-year-old father and his uncle, Crown Prince Naruhito, 49, Emperor Akihito's eldest son, in line for the Chrysanthemum Throne.