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New Japanese prince makes his debut

TOKYO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Hundreds of well-wishers waited outside a Tokyo hospital Friday hoping to catch a glimpse of Japan's newborn Prince Hisahito.

The newest heir to the Chrysanthemum throne left Tokyo's Aiiku hospital with his parents, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, bound for his father's palace, Mainichi Shimbun reported.

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Dressed in a white suit and holding the new prince, Princess Kiko appeared at the entrance to the hospital shortly after noon. With cameras snapping, the little prince made his first appearance to the outside world since his birth Sept. 6.

His bedroom at the palace has been outfitted with new furniture and carpeting. A kitchen with a refrigerator has reportedly been added to the royal suite, the report said.

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