Naruhito, Putera Mahkota dari Jepun
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Putera Mahkota Naruhito (皇太子徳仁親王 Kōtaishi Naruhito Shinnō) (lahir 23 Februari 1960 di Istana Togu, Tokyo) yang merupakan anak lelaki yang pertama kepada Yang Teramat Agung Diraja Maharaja Akihito dan Yang Teramat Agung Diraja Maharani Michiko. Diberi nama Putera Hiro (浩宮 Hiro-no-miya) pada waktu kecil, beliau menduduki tempat pertama dalam barisan [[Takhta Bunga Kekwa] selepas kematian datuknya, Maharaja Showa(Hirohito), pada 7 Januari 1989.
Hobi dan minat [sunting]
Putera Naruhito bermain viola dan berhibur dengan berjoging, berjalan kaki, dan mendaki gunung pada waktu terluang. Beliau gemar menulis beberapa kertas dan buku. The Thames And I: A Memoir Of Two Years At Oxford (ISBN 1-905246-06-4).
Penglibatan dan perkahwinan [sunting]
The Prince pursued and eventually proposed (reportedly twice) to the 29-year-old Masako Owada (born December 9 1963), a diplomat in the Japanese Foreign Ministry working under her father Hisashi Owada who is currently judge on the International Court of Justice, former vice minister for foreign affairs and former Japanese ambassador to the United Nations. The Imperial Palace announced their engagement on 19 January 1993.
On June 9 1993, The Crown Prince of Japan and Masako Owada were married at the Imperial Shinto Hall in Tokyo before 2,500 invited guests and an estimated media audience of 500 million people around the world. All of Europe's crowned heads attended. So, too, did most of Europe's elected heads of state.
By marriage to the heir-apparent, Masako Owada received both a title (Crown Princess of Japan) and the style of "Her Imperial Highness". She is popularly known as Princess Masako, although this form of address is technically incorrect. The couple make their home in the Kuyojo Palace, on the Imperial compound in Tokyo.
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The child's birth, which occurred more than eight years after her parents' marriage, sparked lively debate in Japan about whether the The Imperial Household Law of 1947 should be changed from that of primogeniture (male-preference) to equal primogeniture, which would allow a woman to inherit the Chrysanthemum Throne.
A government-appointed panel of experts submitted a report on October 25 2005, recommending that the Imperial succession law be amended to permit equal primogeniture. On January 20 2006, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi used part of his annual keynote speech to address the controversy when he pledged to submit a bill to the Diet letting women ascend to the throne in order that the imperial throne be continued into the future in a stable manner. Koizumi did not announce a timing for the legislation to be introduced nor did he provide details about the content but he did note that it would be in line with the conclusions of the 2005 government panel.
Anak saudara lelakinya [sunting]
Plans to change the male-only law of imperial succession were shelved temporarily after it was announced in February 2006 that the Crown Prince's younger brother, Prince Akishino and his wife Princess Kiko were expecting their third child. On September 6 2006, at 8:27 a.m. (Japan Standard Time), Princess Kiko gave birth to a son, who is third in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne under the current law, after his uncle, the Crown Prince and his father, Prince Akishino. The prince's birth not only provides the first male heir to be born in the imperial family for 40 years, but could also mean plans to allow female succession will not go through.
Kerja dan tanggungjawab diraja [sunting]
Crown Prince Naruhito is an honorary member of the World Commission on Water for the 21st Century and patron of the Global Water Partnership, a body established by the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Swedish Ministry of Development.
The prince is a member of Council of State, the highest council to the Japanese government that is chaired by his father, Emperor Akihito. As part of his Royal duties, he holds commissions in the Japanese Army, Navy and Air Force and was a patron of the Japanese Olympic Games Committee until 1998 when he was made a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). On behalf of the Crown, the Prince carries out various representative duties both within Japan and abroad.
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