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Princess Aiko turns 16, enjoying school life and learning her role

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Princess Aiko turns 16, enjoying school life and learning her role

I suspect she will marry early to a commoner to get out of the Imperial Prison and its inflexible littleny of keepers.

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learning her role

striving to better fulfill her role as a member 

Oh that poor girl.

Many Happy Returns of the day to her. I hope she gets shipped abroad for her education and stays there. There's nothing for you here, my lovely.

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Happy Birthday Princess Aiko. I am sure the young Princess with be an asset to the imperial family.

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Poor kid, missing months of school because of fatigue? She sounds stressed!

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Hey its the infamous pegboard wall. Also what an odd way to place the pillows. Happy birthday though.

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I don't live with an Imperial Family, but my walls don't look like I live in a tool shed

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I don't live with an Imperial Family, but my walls don't look like I live in a tool shed

Seen this room before in other photos and interviews with audio. It is a "set" and the pegboard wall is acoustic dampening. Not sure why they chose it for a photo op though.

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Good to see her looking much healthier than in recent photos.

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I don't mind if she becomes the next Empress.

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Happy Birthday to her... I can't believe the IHA released this photo, they must be slipping. Aiko has her hands placed as required, but she and the sofa she sits upon are both off-center.

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Why do they always take awkward family photos in that room that looks like a 70s recording studio?

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Why do they always take awkward family photos in that room that looks like a 70s recording studio?

I guess it is in order to show the taxpayers that they don't squander their money on new trendy furniture.

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Looks like she's put a bit of meat on her bones in the past few months. She was looking unhealthy a few months back when she was in the news, but in this picture she's looking much healthier.

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16 years ago and 1 day ago I came to Japan on a one year work experience plan. The next day I went to Osaka Station where tons of older ladies were trampling on top of each other to grab a free newspaper announcing Aiko's birth. 16 years later, married, house and 3 kids in, I am still here. Happy Birthday Aiko!

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i hope that when the prince becomes emperor, they can upgrade the peg board photo set to something more regal. but happy birthday aiko.

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Dadude

Hopefully more good memories to come.

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