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Old 11-05-2006, 05:21 AM
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Japan's Prince Akishino plants a tree as a group of Japanese children look on, at San Cristobal hill in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006.
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:53 AM
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Prince Akishino returns home from trip to Paraguay

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Is Princess Kiko going to start joining Prince Akishino on overseas trips as representatives of His Imperial Majesty Akihito?
Old 11-07-2006, 11:38 AM
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Maybe when the baby is a bit older. For the moment there are good reasons for her to stay behind, but as her son gets older that'll be less so.
Old 11-13-2006, 12:43 AM
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Princess Kiko and her eldest daughter Princess Mako attended National Assembly for Youth Development meeting together on Nov. 12, 2006.
This is the first duty Princess Kiko performed outside of the Imperial Palaces after giving birth to Prince Hisahito in early Sept.


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Old 11-13-2006, 09:35 PM
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Baby Prince Hisahito visits shrine at Imperial Palace
Two-month-old Prince Hisahito, Emperor Akihito's first grandson, was taken Tuesday to the Kashikodokoro (Place of Awe), a temporary structure that is one of three shrines on the grounds of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, for a ceremony called "Kyuchu-Sanden-ni-Essuruno-Gi."........Prince Akishino, the emperor's second son, and his wife Princess Kiko took the baby to the palace, where the emperor and Empress Michiko live. Prince Akishino, the emperor's second son, and his wife Princess Kiko met with reporters in front of the residence with their first son cradled in her bosom. "We call him Yu-chan now" by pronouncing the Chinese character for Hisa in a Japanese way, said Prince Akishino.
Prince Hisahito, the first heir to the imperial throne born in 41 years, is 58.5 centimeters tall and weighs 5,244 grams, according to the agency. Princess Kiko has taken him for a walk outside the residence on sunny days, with him in her arms, it said......

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Old 11-13-2006, 11:44 PM
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Prince Hisahito is such a cutie! I'm glad to see his face - finally! Thanks for sharing, mandyy!

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Old 11-14-2006, 03:46 AM
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Did you see picture five? The baby was smiling back at the mommy!! Prince Hisahito is sooo cute. Long live the prince, and the future Emperor of Japan
Old 11-14-2006, 04:35 AM
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I am also glad to finally see this little one's cute face!!! I hope we'll get to see more photos.
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Two-month-old Japanese Prince Hisahito, in the arms of his mother Princess Kiko (C) and accompanied by his father Prince Akishino (L), visits the residence of his grandparents Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo November 14, 2006.

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the baby is cutie, a little miracle in the royal family, may be masako can do another miracle soon!
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:34 AM
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Hisahito looks a *lot* like Kiko and is a very sweet baby. Good to see these pictures of a happy couple with their healthy boy.
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What a handsome little fellow he is!

And he'll remain one as long as he never chooses his father's hairstyle!
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