Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Japan Announces New Male Heir

Japanese Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko have a new baby boy, born September 6th. Third in line of succession to the Chrysanthemum Throne, he is the first male heir to be born in more than forty years.

According to news reports, Japanese women currently give birth to an average of 1.25 babies in their lifetime, a record low for Japan.

See the Guide to Official Statistics in Japan for more population and vital statistics information.

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