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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."

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I hope she is over any problems she had while in JHS and is ready for HS. I wish her the best.

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What's the point of a graduation ceremony if you just continue on at the same school?

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“We need to share with the world what we saw and felt as those born in the only country to have suffered atomic bombings.”

Learning how to play the victim card already.

-2 ( +9 / -11 )

Fortunately looking like any other proud parents in this picture.

But, wait a minute, where are all the other proud parents??!?

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“We need to share with the world what we saw and felt as those born in the only country to have suffered atomic bombings.” and if Japan would educate its children on the atrocities and millions slaughtered by the IJA in the name of the then emperor, I'm confident that Japanese wouldn't play the victim card nearly as much. Afterall the A-bombs were the culmination of a bloodbath that Japan started.

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What's the point of a graduation ceremony if you just continue on at the same school?

She's leaving JHS and entering SHS, it's not the same school

5 ( +6 / -1 )

I thought she didn't really attend school?

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Please, ENOUGH of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki stuff already...

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

Pass the sick bag! Quick! Whitewash hitting ground zero.

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If you cannot accept that Japanese people remain what USA did on Japan but accept that kids like you remain what Japanese did as a tool for grow up racism toward Japanese.

You are just f**** that need to be kill by Japanese's hand.

Glory to 大日本帝国陸軍

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Cool, informal family picture. I hope that the enjoy this time in their lives.

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