Conference on education for sustainable development opens in Nagoya

Nov 10, 2014

Conference on education for sustainable development opens in Nagoya

A three-day international conference aimed at promoting education for sustainable development (ESD) opened Monday in Nagoya with government officials and researchers from more than 100 countries attending. In an opening speech to the World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, co-hosted by the Japanese ...

Princess Aiko formally enters Gakushuin junior high

Apr 6, 2014

Princess Aiko formally enters Gakushuin junior high

Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and his wife, Princess Masako, attended the entrance ceremony Sunday at Gakushuin Girls’ Junior High School. “I am looking forward (to starting a new school life),” the 12-year-old told reporters after taking photos with her ...

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 ...

Children-related causes a major interest despite health problems

Dec 9, 2013

Children-related causes a major interest despite health problems

Crown Princess Masako has for years interacted with children and ceaselessly provided support despite her stress-induced health problems. According to a close aide, the Crown Princess, who has visited numerous care institutions, hospitals and attended cultural festivals, has a “desire to get into contact ...

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 ...

Crown Prince and Princess celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary

Jun 10, 2013

Crown Prince and Princess celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary

Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako marked their 20th wedding anniversary Sunday just months after the Crown Princess, who has been suffering a stress-induced illness, carried out her first official overseas trip in 11 years. “In the past 20 years, we have experienced ...