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Photo Journal: Last lecture

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Crown Prince Naruhito gives a lecture at Gakushuin Women's College in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward on Jan. 23, 2019, on his research into Japanese medieval history that he has continued since he was a university student. The event marked the 14th lecture the Crown Prince has given at the institution since 2003 and will apparently be his last there ahead of his accession to the throne as the new emperor in May. From his experiences of studying at Gakushuin University in the capital's Toshima Ward and Oxford University in Britain, he emphasized that it's very important for researchers to deeply and carefully cover historical documents so as to discover the facts. He also recounted an episode from his childhood to about 160 students, saying, "My most influential researchers are probably (his father) Emperor Akihito and grandfather Emperor Showa."

    (Japanese original by Hiroyuki Takashima, City News Department)

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