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Old 03-12-2016, 03:15 PM
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Princess Mako attended the memorial service and was dressed in accordance with the protocol. The Japanese Imperial court strictly adheres to the protocol.

One might find attires worn by Imperial Princesses outdated. At the same time, I am sure that clothes are made from the finest silk/wool/cotton available. This is the most important thing for me. Unlike their western counterparts, Japanese Imperial Princesses are not the walking advertisement for any fashion label.
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:26 PM
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I agree. The IHA is a conservative organization and seems to have settled on a 1960s "uniform" when the Imperial women are on duty. Lots of skirt suits; nothing too tight or short; lower heels; hats, gloves, and pearl/diamond jewelry. Some individuality is allowed (Empress' cape features, CP Masako's pant suits) and the occasional variation (Princess Nobuko once wore a drape dress with a bigger, fluffy hat and higher heels).

There are photos of the Imperial women in contemporary clothing when off duty.
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:08 AM
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Princess Mako will be working at the University of Tokyo Museum. Google translation is kinda weird but you get the gist:

"Prince Akishino and his wife of the eldest daughter, Mako recommendation has been appointed to the researcher of the University of Tokyo Museum. Mako-sama is 1 date, it has been appointed to the Researcher of the University Museum, The University of Tokyo. Mako recommendation has been submitted to the public offering of the museum side. Sew the interval of the public service are studied, such as biological specimens about three times a week, it will be paid salary"

Source is the longer caption at this ANN news video:
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Old 05-09-2016, 01:28 AM
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On May 7th, Princess Mako watched a documentary film about the reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Photos at Asahi

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Old 05-15-2016, 09:44 PM
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On May 14th, Princess Mako attended the 26th forest and festival of flowers "Thanksgiving of Green" ceremony in Tokyo. She represented her father Prince Akishino, who is Honorary President and currently in Italy. At the greeting speech, she expressed condolences for the victims of the Kumamoto earthquake.

Articles and videos:
jiji.com
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:33 AM
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On May 18th, Princess Mako visited the seabed research vessel "Enlightened" anchored at Tokyo's Ariake pier. She visited the steering room, rang the deck's bell, and observed samples taken from the seabed.

Source: mainichi
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Old 05-21-2016, 01:20 AM
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Prince Hisahito competed in an elementary school athletic meet on May 21st. He was cheered on by his mother Princess Kiko and eldest sister Princess Mako.

Photos at: mainichi

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Old 05-30-2016, 04:02 AM
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On May 28th, Princess Mako visited an exhibit about fantasy novels of Naoko's Kamibashi. Some of her works (including Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit) have been adapted to anime, manga, radio, and an NHK drama.

ETA: I loved the Guardian of the Spirit anime. Highly recommended, even for non-anime fans.
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Old 06-11-2016, 02:27 AM
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The IHA announced it is considering sending Princess Mako on a 10-day visit to Paraguay in early September. The visit commemorates the 80th anniversary of Japanese immigration. If finalized, it will be the second foreign trip for Princess Mako following the El Salvador and Honduras visit last December.

Source: mainichi
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:57 AM
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On June 15th, the IHA announced Princess Mako has been appointed president of the Japan Crafts Association, which "advances the protection and development of traditional craft technology". She is the 3rd generation of the Imperial family to hold the position, following the organization's founder Prince Takamatsu and then Prince Katsura. The position has been vacant since 2014. Princess Mako majored in art and cultural property research.

Sources: Sankei and Mainichi
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:12 AM
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Masters in museum studies, and a researcher at the University museum in Tokyo, it definitely seems like a perfect pairing for her.

The family impresses me with the high importance they put on education. Both Mako's parents hold PHD's, her father in ornithology and her mother in psychology.
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Old 08-20-2016, 12:47 AM
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Princess Mako has enrolled at the International Christian University's (ICU) Graduate School's Doctoral program, aiming for a PhD in Arts and Sciences in the field of comparative culture, and will start in September. She already has a Master's degree in Museum Studies from Leicester University and will continue working as a researcher for the University of Tokyo's University Museum.

Sources: Asahi, Mainichi, Sankei
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Old 08-20-2016, 10:23 AM
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I had to look it up - that's in Mitaka Japan. Just west of Tokyo.
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Old 08-20-2016, 05:37 PM
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What is her area of research at the University of Tokyo?
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Old 08-22-2016, 01:59 AM
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What is her area of research at the University of Tokyo?
Mainichi mentions she's working in the "Inter-media tech" facility.

From Huffingtonpost Japan's article on Princess Mako's appointment:
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" Inter-Media Tech " (IMT), the academic culture comprehensive museum in Tokyo Marunouchi of JP Tower. Japan Post and the University Museum, The University of Tokyo is operated in cooperation , the University of Tokyo in 1877 of its establishment of the animal that has been accumulated from the time of the skeleton and stuffed animals, minerals, insects, the Museum specimens of natural history, cultural history and industrial products It is permanent exhibition.
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Old 08-24-2016, 01:46 AM
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Princess Mako will visit Paraguay from September 6-16 for events commemorating the 80th anniversary of Japanese immigration. She will meet with immigrants and the main settlements. Prince Akishino attended the 70th anniversary in 2006.

Source: Mainichi

ETA: https://imperialfamilyjapan.wordpres...eks-extras-43/
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On 8th August, HIH Princess Mako of Akishino attended the banquet held by the ambassador of Republic of Paraguay took place at the ambassador’s residence in Tokyo.
ETA2: Asahi reports she'll also stop by Germany and Brazil.
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Old 08-27-2016, 05:04 PM
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On August 27th, Princess Mako attended the 33rd National High School Sign Language Speech contest. She signed the greeting and watched the 10 speeches. A second year student from Kumamoto Prefecture won the contest. Princess Kiko attended in previous years and Princess Mako attended for the first time alone in 2014. Princesses Kiko and Kako attended in 2015.

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Princess Mako made the customary visits prior to a foreign visit. On August 29th, she visited the Musashino Mausoleum. On September 2nd, she visited the Three Palace Sanctuaries (Kashiko-dokoro) and Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace.

Sankei Imperial Weekly #450 page 4


ETA: Sankei's special report ahead of Prince Hisahito's 10th birthday on September 6th. Large photo gallery below the text.
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Old 09-05-2016, 06:33 PM
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Prince Hisahito celebrates his 10th birthday on September 6th and the IHA has released photos, video, and info.
Asahi 1 (2-min video with bigger photo gallery)
Asahi 2 (3 photos)
A summary using Google translate:
  • Self-directed learning is in full swing from the fourth grade. 2nd semester started Sep. 1st
  • Participated vigorously in after-school play with friends and dodge disc and large jump rope
  • He walks the perimeter of his home (near Akasaka)
  • In June, Prince Hisahito climbed Mt. Takao with friends
  • He loves growing vegetables and rice under the guidance of officials. Harvested potatoes, tomatoes, and green beans are sometimes served at family dinners
As the 3rd-in-line to the throne, his education policy and public appearances are drawing attention.
  • Princess Kiko and Prince Hisahito often visit Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko
  • In August, he accompanied his parents to Niigata Prefecture to view restored dwellings and pottery from the Jomon period
  • He attended exhibits on WWII, including the Battle of Okinawa
  • Unlike the Crown Prince's household which has about 50 people, Prince Akishino's household has about 20 people for 3 children but no chamberlain or court physician.
  • IHA requested 1 additional staff for Prince Hisahito's care in the next fiscal budget
  • Tokoro Isao Professor Emeritus at Kyoto Sangyō University says a special curriculum such as political science, ethics, and history will be constructed similar to Emperor Akihito and CP Naruhito's instruction.
ANN has a shorter video:
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Old 09-05-2016, 09:11 PM
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I wonder whether Princess Aiko is getting the same attention as her cousin?
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