Japan's Princess Aiko graduates from high school

National Mar 23, 2020

Japan's Princess Aiko graduates from high school

Princess Aiko, the only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, attended a graduation ceremony at Gakushuin Girls' Senior High School on Sunday afternoon. From April, the 18-year-old princess will study at the Department of Japanese Language and Literature at Gakushuin University's Faculty of Letters. Both ...

Grads at singer Nakajima's alma mater get bogus parting message

National Mar 5, 2015

Grads at singer Nakajima's alma mater get bogus parting message

March is the end of an academic year and the season for farewell. Words of encouragement sent by successful alumna present the perfect send-off for students lined up at graduation ceremonies. But one such message supposedly sent by famous singer-songwriter Miyuki Nakajima to her alma ...

Disaster-hit school sees off first grads in three years

National Mar 13, 2014

Disaster-hit school sees off first grads in three years

A junior high school formerly in the evacuated village of Katsurao, Fukushima Prefecture, held its first commencement ceremony Thursday since the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant crisis began unfolding in March 2011. Two students — Mitsuhide Yoshida and Daisuke Sato, both 15 — graduated from ...

Evacuee sixth-graders graduate

National Mar 23, 2013

Evacuee sixth-graders graduate

Twelve sixth-graders from the town of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, whose residents had to evacuate because of the nuclear catastrophe, held a graduation ceremony Friday at a makeshift school in another community. The ceremony for the graduates of Namie Elementary School was held in Nihonmatsu, also ...