Crown prince marks 53rd birthday
Crown Prince Naruhito turned 53 on Saturday. Naruhito, the heir to the Chrysanthemum Throne, said in remarks at a press conference, that he has been spending time with his 79-year-old father, Emperor Akihito, about once a month to exchange views on various issues such as the role of the emperor in modern Japanese society.
The crown prince, honorary president of the U.N. Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation, will speak about Japan’s experience of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami at a special U.N. session on water and disaster on March 6 during a four-day trip to New York.
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