Princess Kako of Akishino ( is the second daughter of 佳子内親王 Kako Naishinnō, born 29 December 1994) Fumihito, Prince Akishino and Kiko, Princess Akishino, and a member of the Japanese Imperial Family. She is the second-born granddaughter of reigning [1 ] Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.
Biography [ edit ]
In April 2001, Princess Kako began Gakushuin Primary School and graduated in March 2007. Princess Kako entered
Gakushūin Girls' High School Tokyo in April 2007 and graduated in March 2012. In 2012, Princess Kako spent some time studying English at Trinity College in Dublin. In April 2013, she attended the entrance ceremony of [2 ] Gakushūin University and began her life as a university student. In September 2014, she quit Gakushūin University, intending to take the entrance examination to the [3 ] International Christian University, her sister's alma mater. [4 ]
From 7 to 21 August 2003, Princess Kako went to
Thailand with her parents and sister for the 71st birthday celebration of Queen Sirikit and for conferment of an honorary fellowship from Ubon Ratchathani University, and for joint research on poultry. [5 ]
She has an older sister,
Princess Mako, and a younger brother, Prince Hisahito.
Princess Kako is talented in
figure skating, and [6 ] sewing. In 2007, she represented Meijijingu Gaien Figure Skating Club ( [7 ] 明治神宮外苑FSC ) and joined the Spring Cup Figure Skating Competition held by Japan Skating Federation. Princess Kako ranked top in the Shinjuku division (Female Group B - Primary School Year Six or above). [8 ]
Titles and styles [ edit ]
29 December 1994 – present: Her Imperial Highness Princess Kako of Akishino
Ancestry [ edit ]
Ancestors of Princess Kako of Akishino
References [ edit ]
* Reduced to commoner status with the abolition of titles of nobility by the American occupation authorities.
† Lost title upon her marriage.