Japanese Prince Hisahito Enters Junior High School


Tokyo, April 8 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prince Hisahito, 12, was enrolled in Ochanomizu University Junior High School in Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward on Monday.

The prince, the third and youngest child of Prince Akishino, the second son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, and Princess Kiko, graduated from Ochanomizu University Elementary School last month.

"We want to broaden our possibilities and visions as each of us nurtures his or her abilities," Prince Hisahito said in a speech representing new students at the entrance ceremony in the morning, according to the junior high school.

Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko watched the ceremony from the parents' seats.

Before the ceremony, Prince Hisahito, in a school uniform, took commemorative photos with his parents in the schoolyard. "I want to have a fulfilling junior high school life," Prince Hisahito told reporters.

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