Japan

Princess Akiko goes back to university to celebrate Japanese culture

Princess Akiko of Japan took part in the ceremonies commemorating two important anniversaries for one of Japan’s many private universities. Her Imperial Highness was taking part in the celebrations held on Saturday, 30 April, for the university’s 140th anniversary since it was founded, and the 60th anniversary of its reopening following World War II. Kogakkan University was founded…
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A threat prompts Prince Hisahito's school to beef up security

Despite original wishes for the contrary, Otsuka Senior High School was forced to beef up security measures to protect its most illustrious student, Prince Hisahito.  The 15-year-old Prince started attending the institution on 9 April, following a big welcoming ceremony, and initially, his father, Crown Prince Fumihito, had asked for life in the school to continue as normal.  However…
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Princess Aiko to continue university studies online

Japan’s Princess Aiko plans to continue her university studies online for the time being. The only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako is in her third year of university and has said she will study online to prevent her parents from getting sick. The Princess is said to want to take in-person classes but doesn’t want to risk exposing her parents to COVID-19 as Japan is…
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Princess Aiko to hold first press conference

Japan’s Princess Aiko is set to hold her first press conference on 17 March. This is the press conference for her 20th birthday – the coming of age in Japan – that was postponed due to her university education. Imperial Family members traditionally hold a press conference when they come of age, but the press conference was pushed back to allow the Princess to not…
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