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Princess Aiko turns 22, balancing studies with official duties

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Princess Aiko is not eligible to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne, as the 1947 Imperial House Law does not permit females to do so.

If we’re going to have an unnecessary monarchy, gender discrimination should not be a part of it. 

Only 17 years ago, upon hearing of the conception of the child who eventually became Prince Hisahito, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi scrapped his plan to submit a bill to the parliament to let women inherit the imperial throne. How unfortunate that was.

“Japan gives up on female royal succession,” 10 February 2006, https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna1126762

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No picture?

Moderator: It's coming.

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So, what’s the point for her to do anything if she’s going to be ghosted once she gets married?

Only 17 years ago, upon hearing of the conception of the child who eventually became Prince Hisahito, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi scrapped his plan to submit a bill to the parliament to let women inherit the imperial throne. How unfortunate that was.

There was something fishy that time, the male descendant arrived just in time to avoid the change.

gender discrimination should not be a part of it. 

Indeed. It just states where Japan is at gender equality in 2023, which still is -male at work, female housewife-ing-.

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Yeah, there is usually a picture in front of the pegboard.

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Photos were taken on 23 November, I believe.

I hope Princess Akio enjoys her Birthday.

https://www.nippon.com/en/news/yjj2023120100013/

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In addition to taking walks with her parents, she plays tennis, volleyball and badminton with agency officials, the agency said.

Doesnt the Princess have any friends her own age?

How pitifully do dull life must be for her

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Big deal! She really has a hard life. (sarcasm) At least her education is all bought and paid for, whereas thousands of others struggle to maintain their education with their work schedule to pay off their student loans. I'm sure many of us can relate to the latter.

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Indeed. It just states where Japan is at gender equality in 2023, which still is -male at work, female housewife-ing-.

Also indeed that Japan is behind the times with regards to this, female advancement, and female liberty to choose their direction in life without outside influences.

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Princess Akio displays a strong character, and has carried out her duty with confidence.

I read Princess Akio struggled, allegedly bullied at school, Princess Akio couldn't choose or select the life born into.

Although many might suggest a privileged entitled life.

I also can imagine life in a goldfish bowl, always on ones guard, sometimes unable to trust friends and acquaintances.

So I feel, succession to the throne should be subject to public debate.

Gender should not be a factor.

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She should be eligible to ascend to Empress

I wonder if she would want to.

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Ah, finally a pic. Looks like it's the Imperial guest room this year. Anyway, happy birthday.

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Stunning beauty!

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Congratulations Princess Aiko,

I think Japan should have you as Empress.

The world would like that, and it will do good for Japan’s future and people.

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Happy Birthday Princess Aiko!

Congratulations Princess Aiko,

I think Japan should have you as Empress.

The world would like that, and it will do good for Japan’s future and people.

Emperor Naruhito is doing a fine job and should hopefully be there for a few more decades. Then, his nephew Prince Hisahito will presumably take over. The system has worked well for hundreds of years, and Japanese seem pretty happy with it.

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Happy Birthday, Princess Aiko. :)

..

“ At the palace, the princess has been taking care of her dog Yuri and cats Mii and Seven, … “ — Cool names(!) :)

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Happy Birthday to Youuuuu, Happy Birthday to Youuuuu, Happy Birthday DEAR Aiko Chaaan, Happy birthday tooooo Youuuuu.

Otanjōbiomedetō

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So, what’s the point for her to do anything if she’s going to be ghosted once she gets married? 

Sad.

There was something fishy that time, the male descendant arrived just in time to avoid the change.

You and I and a lot of other people were thinking the same thing, the sheer timing and irony.

Indeed. It just states where Japan is at gender equality in 2023, which still is -male at work, female housewife-ing-.

Yes.

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Has her dad's looks.

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Princess Aiko turns 22

https://youtu.be/tDJH-2QUVfc?si=GCHhtVNQSOHRdqSH

Please excuse my shameful rude spelling of Princess Aiko previous comments

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She's looking more and more like her mother every time I see her.

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official duties

Are those just to wave and smile?

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She's looking more and more like her mother every time I see her.

No, she looks 90% like her dad

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