princess mako
Japan

A look at Japan’s Princess Mako

Princess Mako of Akishino was born on 23 October 1991 at the Imperial Household Agency Hospital in Tokyo as the eldest daughter of Prince Fumihito and Princess Kiko, now Crown Prince and Princess of Japan. She has a younger sister named Princess Kako and a younger brother Prince Hisahito. Embed from Getty Images She was [read more]

Aiko Princess Toshi

No empress for Japan despite a lack of heirs

Japan has ruled out allowing a woman to ascend the Imperial throne despite a lack of male heirs and widespread popular support for a female ruler. The government panel working to solve the succession crisis will not even consider allowing women to reign. Under the Imperial Household Law, only men can ascend the throne. The [read more]

kako
Japan

A look at Japan’s Princess Kako

Japan’s Princess Kako of Akishino was born as the second child of the now Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko; Kako Naishinnō was born at the Imperial Household Hospital in Tokyo on 29 December 1994. Her older sister is Princess Mako (b. 1991), and her younger brother is Prince Hisahito (b. 2006). Embed from [read more]