Crown Prince Naruhito on Monday was diagnosed with influenza, the Imperial Household Agency said. The crown prince, who turned 53 on Saturday, canceled his activities for both Monday and Tuesday, TBS reported.
The agency said the crown prince had a fever with a temperature of over 37.5 degrees.
The crown prince, who is honorary president of the U.N. Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation, is scheduled to 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.