Princess Aiko, 15, and her parents, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, pose for photos after her graduation ceremony at Gakushuin Girls' Junior High School in Tokyo on Wednesday. "I made many good friends and enjoyed the (past) three years," the princess told reporters. She is scheduled to attend the Gakushuin Girls' Senior High School from April.
Her contribution to the graduates' yearbook, titled "A Wish for World Peace," said a school excursion last May to the Peace Memorial Park near ground zero of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima changed her outlook drastically. She wrote, "We need to share with the world what we saw and felt as those born in the only country to have suffered atomic bombings."© Japan Today