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Emperor's daughter Princess Aiko turns 20

By Mari Yamaguchi

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And now the mental pain really begins, hope she has an exit strategy.

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Happy birthday, Aiko... now move along and get the men some tea so they can debate about how never to allow a woman on the throne.

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Her exit strategy is marriage. I hope she finds someone nice, if he isn't already in the wings waiting for her to come of age.

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Am I the only one who doesn't care about these Royal Pains in the A$%?

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Congratulation and welcome to adulthood.

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Happy Birthday Aiko.

It is difficult to think of a political establishment with a appetite for there own extinction.

Whether its there Imperial family, population or economy.

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exit strategy? meet a nice guy from Gakushuin University, get married, and leave Japan like Mako... i'm assuming she doesn't get much chance to leave home except when attending class so best make good use of it...

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Aiko is not eligible to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne. 

She lucked out. Can join normal people soon. I am sure she will turn out great.

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Otanjyobi Omedetou Gozaimasu!!

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all male British royals are required to serve in the armed forces, and it is entirely possible based on recent polls, that while respected, the royalty in that country may end in the near term. The Japanese royalty I see offer no benefits to this country & are a huge tax payer expense. I sense little respect for them among the young Japanese.

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Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday, Princess Aiko.” - Yes, we’ll all be keeping an eye out for her, @SpicyGum 8:21pm.

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Princess Aiko will be ok.

If given the option millions of women would choose to be a Princess from a famous family and country that is 3rd economically.

Many people are starving and dying, neglected and ignore, no home or family. Lost everything in a conflict, covid affecting some countries horribly.

Being a Princess is a honor and privilege.

Royal life is not Easy. This again is not a Japan only issue. UK royal family has their own problems, own issues, Meghan and Harry say it's very hard. Had to run away to Canada and America.

Let's not talk about that part, the narrative is Japan only. Only Royals in Japan have to follow rules and traditions. Apparently it's only Japan.

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Yikes. Hope she can escape the misery. It must be a nightmare.

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Why do the royal family dress like it’s 1950?

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Who or What dressed this Lady?

Is this an Imperial Household Agency plot to De-Humanise yet another member of the Imperial Family?

Please, give the lady the opportunity to express herself.

Allow her, her dignity.

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@zenji,,,,haha yes your right, I would have thought that there would be a top class dress maker and tailor available, that jacket suit is not well fitting, you could get something better in a department store, and the dress, sorry its very frumpy as we say in the UK, its not modern its more like what your grandmother would ware. sorry! and what is wrong with a bit of jewellery? Any hair stylists would love to be associated with the JIH, would love to get the opportunity to work/style there hair, any way, happy birthday Aiko...

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