Princess Aiko turns 18 as she enjoys final year of high school

National Dec 1, 2019

Princess Aiko turns 18 as she enjoys final year of high school

Princess Aiko, the only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, turned 18 on Sunday, enjoying her last year in high school as she prepares to move on for further studies at university starting next spring. The cello-loving princess, currently a third-year student at Gakushuin ...

Sumo 101: Imperial family and sumo

Sumo Sep 20, 2019

Sumo 101: Imperial family and sumo

by John Gunning

You don't have to look far in sumo to find links with Japan's imperial family. Every two months the top rikishi compete for a whole host of prizes, the most prestigious of which is the Emperor's Cup. The sterling silver trophy stands 108 cm high and ...

Princess Aiko turns 17, says she is enjoying school life

National Dec 1, 2018

Princess Aiko turns 17, says she is enjoying school life

Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, turned 17 on Saturday. The princess, who is in her second year at Gakushuin Girls' Senior High School in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward, is enjoying school life, extracurricular events, and also private activities. Princess ...

Princess Aiko to join summer school program in London

National May 31, 2018

Princess Aiko to join summer school program in London

Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, will study at Eton College on the outskirts of London from late July to early August, sources close to the matter said Thursday. The 16-year-old princess, currently a second-year student at Gakushuin ...

Princess Aiko enters high school

National Apr 8, 2017

Princess Aiko enters high school

Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, marked the beginning of her high school education Saturday by attending the entrance ceremony for the private Tokyo institution where she will spend the next three years. "I want to lead a ...

Turning 15, Princess Aiko is slowly learning official duties

National Dec 1, 2016

Turning 15, Princess Aiko is 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 by ...

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

National 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 fatigue ...

Princess Aiko formally enters Gakushuin junior high

National 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 parents ...