Princess Tsuguko of Takamado

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Princess Tsuguko
Princess Tsuguko cropped 2 The New Year Greeting 2011 at the Tokyo Imperial Palace.jpg
At the new year congratulatory imperial palace visit. 2 January 2011
Born (1986-03-08) March 8, 1986 (age 29)
Aiiku Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Full name
Tsuguko (承子?)
House Imperial House of Japan
Father Norihito, Prince Takamado
Mother Hisako, Princess Takamado
Religion Shinto
Japanese Imperial Family
Imperial Seal of Japan.svg

HIH The Prince Mikasa
HIH The Princess Mikasa

Princess Tsuguko of Takamado (承子女王 Tsuguko Joō?, born 8 March 1986) is a member of the Imperial House of Japan and the eldest daughter of Norihito, Prince Takamado and Hisako, Princess Takamado.


At the Chōwaden Reception Hall (January 2, 2009)

The princess graduated from the Gakushuin High School, and attended the University of Edinburgh in Scotland from 2004 to 2008, where she studied sociology and psychology.[1][2]

In 2006, Princess Tsuguko represented the Imperial family at the Silver Wedding anniversary celebrations of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg.[3]

In 2008 she was included as 15th on the list of the "20 Hottest Young Royals" as compiled by Forbes magazine, the list ranking young unmarried royals by "international Web and media presence as well as family wealth".[1]

In March 2013, Princess Tsuguko graduated from the School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University.[2] She works at the Japan Committee for UNICEF.[4] She attends ceremonies and functions at the Imperial Palace and accompanies her mother to some other official events. [5] In August 2013, she visited Sri Lanka at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Japan and Sri Lanka celebrated 60 years of diplomatic relations in 2012. Tsuguko was also warmly welcomed by First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa.

Titles and styles[edit]

Styles of
Princess Tsuguko of Takamado
Takamado no miya mon
Reference style Her Imperial Highness
Spoken style Your Imperial Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

Tsuguko is styled as "Her Imperial Highness Princess Tsuguko of Takamado".


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

National honours[edit]



Princess Tsuguko of Takamado
Born: 8 March 1986
Order of precedence in Japan
Preceded by
Princess Yōko of Mikasa
HIH Princess Tsuguko of Takamado
Succeeded by
Princess Ayako of Takamado