Akihito is a happy man. Since he left the throne of Japan and its red tape in April 2019, the ex-emperor of 86-year-old can finally return to his first love : marine biology. A passion to which the old king, also a renowned scientist, is engaged, body and soul. So much so that he even comes to discover a new species of fish, such as the reports of the newspaper nippon Yomiuri Shimbun in an article relayed by our colleagues from international Mail, Sunday, July 19, 2020.
A new species of goby, small fish-like frogs playing in the brackish water and the oceans, has been brought to light thanks to the work of Akihito. The specimen, captured nearly a decade in Okinawa, would be placed at the side of the radar without the fine analysis of Akihito, which is based on the alignment of its sensory receptors to the conclusion that it was not a goby as the other.
This is a very long time that I am away from my research
The first emperor of nippon to have abdicated, which has already discovered nine new species in the course of his career, has had a passion without limits for the gobies, he began studying in the 1960s. It would be at the origin of the method of classification of these strange fish as a function of the alignment of the famous sensory receptors.
" When he was still crown prince, he publishes reports almost every year. But, when he was in office, he struggled to find time for research ", explains the daily. "This is a very long time that I am away from my research ", lamented the interested. Akihito can now reconnect with, and he did not hesitate.