Princess Mako of Akishino
Princess Mako of Akishino (眞子内親王 Mako Naishinnō , born 23 October 1991) is the elder daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Akishino, and a member of the Japanese Imperial Family. She is the first-born granddaughter of the reigning Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.
She attended the prestigious Gakushuin School for her primary, junior high, and high school education.
In August 2006, she visited Austria for two weeks on a school-sponsored homestay program. Later that same year, she accompanied her father, Prince Akishino to participate in her first official function – a religious ceremony at the Ise Shrine.
Princess Mako has been something of an internet idol since 2004, when images of her in sailor fuku appeared on television. An image repository was set up, and a video featuring fanart of Princess Mako (with background music by IOSYS) was uploaded onto the popular video-sharing website Nico Nico Douga, attracting over 340,000 views and 86,000 comments. The Imperial Household Agency, responding to a request for comment, stated that they are not sure how they should handle this phenomenon, since they see no signs of slander or insults against the Imperial Family.
On 18 June 2010, it was revealed that Mako would soon be moving to Ireland to study English at the University College Dublin. In 2011, Princess Mako reached the age of twenty and was conferred Grand Cordon of the Order of the Precious Crown in October of the same year. Since then, She has been attending official events as an adult member of the Imperial Family.
She is currently an undergraduate in the Division of Arts and Science, the College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University. She was an exchange student at the University of Edinburgh in the academic year commencing September 2012.
Titles and styles
Princess Mako of Akishino
|Reference style||Her Imperial Highness|
|Spoken style||Your Imperial Highness|
- 23 October 1991 – present: Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino
|Ancestors of Princess Mako of Akishino|
- ネットで大人気「眞子様萌え」！ 宮内庁は困惑気味？. Yahoo! Netallica. 2008/6/15.
- . Irish Times Japanese royal to spend time in Dublin studying English. 2010/6/18.
- Prince and Princess Akishino and their family - Official website
- Japan’s Princess Mako to study at Edinburgh University
- Princess Mako describes life at British university as ‘fruitful’
- University of Edinburgh - Hosting royalty
- website "Noblesse et Royautés", 20th birthday of Princess Mako
"Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino and their family". Imperial Household Agency.
Princess Mako of AkishinoBorn: 23 October 1991
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