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Prince Hisahito, second in line to the throne and the nephew of Emperor Naruhito and son of Crown Prince Akishino, turned 13 on Friday.

Prince Hisahito is the only heir of his generation, as the Imperial House Law states that only males descendants of emperors can ascend to the throne. Females, including his elder sisters and the emperor’s 17-year-old daughter, Princess Aiko, are banned from doing so.

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