People: Jan. 3, 1964

His father, Emperor Hirohito, is Japan's most famous Sunday marine microbiologist; his brother, Prince Yoshi, is a cytologist; and his son, Prince Hiro, is a confirmed admirer of the elephants at the zoo. With science all around, Crown Prince Akihito himself is no slouch when it comes to ichthyology. He has just finished a treatise on the shoulder blades of the goby fish, and used his 30th birthday press conference to announce a tonic devised to restore the appetite of his wife, Princess Michiko, still ailing after a March abortion. The "particularly effective...

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