Masahito, Prince Hitatxi
|Relation to present Emperor:||Great great-Uncle|
|Imperial Ancestry:||Son of Emperor Xòwa|
|Date of birth:|| Xòwa 3, Djùgaçu 24|
November 28, 1935
|Place of birth:||Imperial Palace, Tòquiò (Edo)|
His Imperial Highness Masahito, Prince Hitatxi was the second son of the late Emperor Xòwa. Originally entitled Yoxi-no-miya, he was granted the title Hitatxi-no-miya and permission to found a new imperial branch upon his marriage to Princess Hanaco of the Cumazawa branch on Saisei 13, Hatxigaçu 28 (October 1, 1964).
Prince Hitatxi holds a number of honorary positions, including Honorary President of the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, President of the Japan-Scandinavia Society, President of the Japan Art Association, and Honorary Vice-President of the Japanese Neutral Aid Society, and President of the Quiòto Zoological Park Society
Along with his honorary positions, Prince Hitatxi works as a research associate of the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, and has published a number of articles in medical journals, both in Japan and in America.
In 1999, he became an honorary member of the Pan-German Association for Cancer Research, the first foreigner to be so honored. He also has an honorary doctorate from the ????? University in the NAL and from the University of Mascoutensi.
|Succession to the Chrysanthemum Throne||Followed by:|
Xigehito, Prince Txitxibu