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Old 11-30-2019, 08:28 PM
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I know a lot of people in Japan try to change the Imperial law and enable a woman to become Empress.
I really Wonder, considering what we know of the restricted life an Emperor and an Empress live if Aiko and her parents really WISH for the law to be changed.
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:39 PM
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Countessmeout is correct. Princess Aiko will graduate from high school next March and start university in April.

Princess Aiko turns 18, enjoys last year in high school - The Mainichi
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The cello-loving princess, currently a third-year student at Gakushuin Girls' Senior High School in Tokyo, vigorously carried out school assignments and studied for exams -- sometimes getting advice from the imperial couple, according to the Imperial Household Agency.

The princess rejoiced in her class victory at an athletics meet in September, while spectators were excited when she performed dance at a school festival in November, the agency said.

However, the agency's Board of Chamberlains declined to comment on which university the princess is considering attending.

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NHK reports Princess Aiko visited Gakushuin University in April where she visited a guide dog experience corner. She also visited the university museum where her father was involved as a visiting researcher and an exhibition about Imperial culture.

ETA: Princess Aiko turns 18 after watching rituals of her parents: The Asahi Shimbun
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Princess Aiko, the only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, turned 18 on Dec. 1 and is currently studying hard to prepare for her university education.

[...] the princess followed TV and newspaper coverage of all related events, including the Oct. 22 Sokuirei-Seiden-no-Gi ceremony in which Naruhito announced his enthronement to domestic and foreign audiences.

On Oct. 22, Aiko saw off her parents at the family’s Akasaka Imperial Residence as they headed to the Imperial Palace for the many rites held that day. She greeted them whenever they returned home.

The princess loves sports and often plays basketball after school and on holidays. She also takes care of the family’s dog and two cats.

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Longer birthday video from Sankei:
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On December 1st, Princess Aiko visited Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko at Fukiage Sento Imperial Palace for greetings on her 18th birthday. She arrived before 4pm and stayed about 30 minutes.

Photos: AP Images, Getty Images

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EKuIdVmUcAARJPh.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EKuIdVqUwAY0ED1.jpg
https://www.sponichi.co.jp/society/n...0000p_view.jpg
https://twitter.com/asahi_photo/stat...67909650370561
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:45 AM
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On December 1st, Princess Aiko visited Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko at Fukiage Sento Imperial Palace for greetings on her 18th birthday. She arrived before 4pm and stayed about 30 minutes.

Photos: AP Images, Getty Images

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EKuIdVmUcAARJPh.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EKuIdVqUwAY0ED1.jpg
https://www.sponichi.co.jp/society/n...0000p_view.jpg
https://twitter.com/asahi_photo/stat...67909650370561
I hope she is happy as she is now.
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Princess Aiko turns 18, enjoys last year in high school - The Mainichi

NHK reports Princess Aiko visited Gakushuin University in April where she visited a guide dog experience corner. She also visited the university museum where her father was involved as a visiting researcher and an exhibition about Imperial culture.

ETA: Princess Aiko turns 18 after watching rituals of her parents: The Asahi Shimbun

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It's interesting also that both Naruhito and Masako are making little comments or gestures in a way that is clearly set up to make them relatable: the Emperor showing a photo which he just happened to have in his pocket, and the Empress's comment about their dog also doing "volunteer" work. It would be fascinating to know more about the current internal structure of the IHA, and how some of these decisions are being made. There has clearly been a change in philosophy there.
That is an interesting insight, and I quote it here because the story about Aiko meeting a local girl and encouraging her to both do their best seems very much in the same tone.

The recent history of how the Imperial Family and the Imperial Household Agency have dealt with media coverage and disseminated information is something puzzling for me; on some occasions it has seemed expertly done while at times seeming amateurish (but perhaps that is my lack of expertise in Japanese culture).


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I know a lot of people in Japan try to change the Imperial law and enable a woman to become Empress.
I really Wonder, considering what we know of the restricted life an Emperor and an Empress live if Aiko and her parents really WISH for the law to be changed.
Years ago there were apparently rumors (the article is somewhere on this forum) that then Crown Princess Masako preferred a future outside of the Imperial Family for her daughter. But even without the law being changed, I think there will be likely be some who will place pressure on her to postpone/avoid marriage to remain in the imperial family to provide support for Prince Hisahito, especially if her older cousins have left the family.
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