Princess Aiko turns 15, slowly learning official duties

Dec 1, 2016

Princess Aiko turns 15, slowly learning official duties

Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, turned 15 on Thursday. The princess, now a third-year student at Gakushuin Girls’ Junior High School in Tokyo, has been learning more about carrying out official duties over the past year ...

14-year-old Princess Aiko absent from school for last month

Oct 25, 2016

14-year-old Princess Aiko absent from school for last month

Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, has been absent from junior high school for a month due to poor health, an Imperial Household Agency official said. The 14-year-old princess has missed school since Sept. 26 because of ...

Crown Prince not shy about criticizing Imperial system

Aug 9, 2016

Crown Prince not shy about criticizing Imperial system

Crown Prince Naruhito may be heir to one of the world’s oldest monarchies, but he is not shy about knocking the institution he represents or Japan’s warring past. The 56-year-old has leveled subtle yet unprecedented criticism at the monarchy, blaming the rigid lifestyle imposed ...