• Kyodo


Prince Hisahito, the son of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, will enter the elementary school affiliated with Ochanomizu University in Tokyo next April, the Imperial Household Agency said Friday.

The 6-year-old prince, the third in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne after Crown Prince Naruhito and Prince Akishino, will be the first Imperial family member in the postwar period to attend an elementary school other than Gakushuin Primary School, which is also in the capital.

The agency said Prince Hisahito will be studying at Ochanomizu University Elementary School to be with many of his friends from kindergarten.

The young prince has been attending the kindergarten affiliated with the university since spring 2010, being the first Imperial family member to do so.

Prince Hisahito was formally accepted Friday afternoon to the elementary school after two days earlier undergoing an entrance examination based on behavioral observation, the agency said.

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