Talk:Prince Hisahito of Akishino

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More emphasis on personal name?[edit]

Several offsite mentions place emphasis on explaining the 'meaning' of his personal name. In the article, however, his name is only embedded in the full public (?) name. Could a nice way be found to explain the name, 悠仁 Hisahito, in isolation? Shenme 11:49, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

I think a separate article concerning names could be created in that case, see Masako for example. Gryffindor 16:40, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

About Akishino[edit]

His name is only "Hisahito(悠仁)" and his title is "Prince Hisahito(悠仁親王)". Japanese Imperial Family has no Familyname, "Akishino" is just Title.
For example, Hisahito's mother Princess Kiko is Prince Akishino's wife of course, but her name is only "Kiko". "Akishino" is only "Prince Fumihito", Son of Akishino(Hisahito) isn't Akishino. The title of this page must be "Prince Hisahito" only. 10:39 23 September 2006(UTC)

It sounds like you know your stuff. Does the Japanese article have it just called "Prince Hisahito"? If so, then I think we should change it. Jamandell (d69) 13:17, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Yes, the Japanese page is just at Prince Hisahito. However, all of the other Imperial Family members in the English-language Wikipedia are at similar pages, such as his sisters Princess Kako of Akishino and Princess Mako of Akishino. That is also how the Imperial Household Ministry's English-language website translates their titles. Nik42 07:34, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
I think the way it currently is is correct, as it's not actually saying Prince Hisahito's last name is Akishino, I think I've read somewhere that when it's written like that it just means "Prince Hisahito of [the] Akishino [household]" I could be wrong though! -- (talk) 09:20, 6 September 2009 (UTC)


Why is the imperial succession describe as unclear?. Wasn't the succession crises over the lack of a male heir (which has been solved with Hasihito's birth)? GoodDay 23:24, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

There's still the possibility that the law will be changed anyways. As it stands now, the entire future of the Imperial Family rests on a single infant. If Hisahito should die before adulthood, or prove to be infertile (or even simply chose not to have children), then the dynasty would end. So, the possibility remains that the law will be changed to permit female succession and matrilineal descent, extending potential future heirs to descendants of his elder sisters and his cousin Princess Aiko Nik42 05:30, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
"On January 3, 2007, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that he would drop the proposal to alter the Imperial Household Law. (the links are dead by now)". So, the proposition has been dropped - for now. I'd expect that the issue will be ignored until Hisahito gets married, maybe 20-30 years from now.FrinkMan 12:47, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

There has been concern expressed that should Princess Aiko become Empress, she may marry a "blue-eyed foreigner" and their child could become Emperor. Therefore, I think the Japanese Imperial regime prefers that Prince Hisahito suceed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:02, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

This is what confuses me, they say that if Princess Aiko were to become Empress she could marry a "blue-eyed foreigner" and therefore could ruin the dynasty, well aren't they running the same risk with Prince Hisahito and any other future Emperor who may decide to study abroad and end up falling in love with a "blue-eyed foreigner"? Personally I think the law may still change, now that Japan has elected a new Prime Minister he may also back the decision to change the law? And if not him then someone else who plays an important role. -- (talk) 09:38, 6 September 2009 (UTC)
I think it's not about eyes proper, but about a foreign male line. -- (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 09:42, 18 September 2014 (UTC)