Princess Kako of Akishino

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Princess Kako at the Tokyo Imperial Palace (2015).jpg
Princess Kako during the New Year Greeting in 2015
Born (1994-12-29) 29 December 1994 (age 21)
Hospital of the Imperial Household, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Full name
Kako (佳子?)
House Imperial House of Japan
Father Fumihito, Prince Akishino
Mother Kiko, Princess Akishino
Religion Shinto
Japanese Imperial Family
Imperial Seal of Japan.svg

HIH The Prince Mikasa
HIH The Princess Mikasa

Princess Kako of Akishino (佳子内親王 Kako Naishinnō?, born 29 December 1994) is the second daughter of Fumihito, Prince Akishino and Kiko, Princess Akishino, and a member of the Japanese Imperial Family.[1] She is the second-eldest grandchild of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.


In April 2001, Princess Kako began Gakushuin Primary School and graduated in March 2007. Princess Kako entered Gakushūin Girls' Senior 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.[2] In April 2013, she attended the entrance ceremony of Gakushuin University and began her life as an undergraduate student.[3] In August 2014, she quit the Department of Education, the Faculty of Letters, Gakushuin University and passed the entrance examination to the International Christian University (ICU), her older sister's alma mater.[4] On 2 April 2015, the Princess attended the entrance ceremony of the university in Tokyo.[5]

From 7 to 21 August 2003, 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.[6]

She has an older sister, Princess Mako, and a younger brother, Prince Hisahito.

Kako participated in figure skating while in primary school.[7] In 2007, she represented the Meijijingu Gaien Figure Skating Club and joined the Spring Cup Figure Skating Competition held by the 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]

Styles of
Princess Kako of Akishino
Akisino no miya mon
Reference style Her Imperial Highness
Spoken style Your Imperial Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

Kako is styled as Her Imperial Highness Princess Kako of Akishino.


See also List of honours of the Japanese Imperial Family by country

National honours[edit]



Princess Kako of Akishino
Born: 29 December 1994
Order of precedence in Japan
Preceded by
Princess Mako of Akishino
HIH Princess Kako of Akishino
Succeeded by
The Princess Hitachi