Princess Aiko graduates from Gakushuin Primary School

Mar 18, 2014

Princess Aiko graduates from Gakushuin Primary School

Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and his wife, Princess Masako, graduated from Gakushuin Primary School on Tuesday. The 12-year-old princess, who attended the commencement ceremony with the royal couple, is scheduled to enrolled at Gakushuin Girls’ Junior High School in ...

Crown Princess Masako turns 50, vows to stay on the mend

Dec 9, 2013

Crown Princess Masako turns 50, vows to stay on the mend

In a written statement issued for her 50th birthday Monday, Crown Princess Masako pledged to continue efforts to overcome a stress-induced illness that she has been dealing with for 10 years. “I have tried to complete my public and private duties as much as ...

Royal children in line for the throne

Jul 23, 2013

Royal children in line for the throne

A list of children in line to thrones around the world, after Kate, the wife of Britain’s Prince William, gave birth the couple’s first son. Britain The baby boy is the third in line to succeed his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, the head of ...

Prince Hisahito: the future of the monarchy?

Jul 12, 2013

Prince Hisahito: the future of the monarchy?

by Harumi Ozawa

As an expectant Britain gets royal baby fever and readies to welcome a future monarch — male or female — the young boy who carries the destiny of Japan’s Imperial family lives a life much less examined. Prince Hisahito, 6, son of Prince Akishino ...