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Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan (徳仁皇太子, Naruhito Kōtaishi?) (born February 23, 1960) is the eldest son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, which makes him the heir apparent to the Chrysanthemum Throne of Japan.

Titled Prince Hiro (浩宮 , Hiro-no-miya?) as a child, he was invested as the Crown Prince on 23 February, 1991, following the death of his grandfather, Emperor Showa on January 7, 1989.

He received bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Gakushuin University in 1982 and 1988, respectively. In 1983-85 he studied in England at Merton College, Oxford.

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