Prince Hitachi (常陸宮正仁親王, Hitachi-no-miya Masahito Shinnō?, born 28 November 1935) is a member of the Imperial House of Japan and the younger brother of current Emperor Akihito. He is the second son and sixth born child of Emperor Shōwa and Empress Kōjun and is fourth in line to the Chrysanthemum throne. Prince Hitachi is mainly known for philanthropic activities and his research on the causes of cancer.
... Ancestors of Prince Hitachi 16 ... Prince Kujō Hisatada, Regent of Japan 10 ... Prince Kujō Michitaka of the Fujiwara Clan 21 ...
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