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New year greeting by Emperor's family
Prince Akishino(L) and his wife Princess Kiko(R) appear during a new year greeting at the East Plaza, Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, on January 2, 2010. UPI/Keizo Mori
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Since his marriage in June 1990, he has held the title of Akishino-no-miya (generally translated into English as Prince Akishino) and headed his own branch of the imperial family.

The prince was born 30 November 1965 at the Aoyama Detached Palace in Tokyo. His given name is Fumihito. His childhood appellation was Prince Aya (礼宮 Aya-no-miya). He attended the elementary and secondary departments of the Gakushuin.

In April 1984, he entered the Law Department of Gakushuin University, where he studied law and biology. After graduating from the university, he studied the taxonomy of fish at St John's College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom from October 1988 to June 1990.

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