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Fate of Japan's imperial dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old

Fate of Japan's imperial dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old
High in the Himalayan country of Bhutan 13-year-old Hisahito is getting in touch with nature, It's a carefree moment for a young man facing a daunting future as Emperor of Japan. Hisahito is the only male royal of his generation The task of carrying on the imperial line is squarely on his shoulders. Japan will hold a formal enthronement ceremony for the current emperor on October 22nd. But according to the rules of succession, Emperor Naruhito will be the last of his immediate family to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne. The birth of his only child - a daughter, Princess Aiko - sparked a debate about whether the country should change the rules so that a female heir could inherit. Then Hisahito - the emperor's nephew - was born and that debate was put on hold. Some, however, are still pushing for change They say expectations for Hisahito are too much for one young man.