Princess Kako
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Princess Kako
Princess Kako at the Tokyo Imperial Palace (2015).jpg
Princess Kako during the New Year's Greeting in 2015
BornKako ()
(1994-12-29) 29 December 1994 (age 25)
Imperial Household Agency Hospital, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
HouseImperial House of Japan
FatherPrince Fumihito
MotherKiko Kawashima

Princess Kako of Akishino (, Kako Naishinn?, born 29 December 1994) is the second daughter of Prince Fumihito and Princess Kiko, and a member of the Japanese Imperial Family.[1] She is the niece of Emperor Naruhito and the second-eldest grandchild of Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko.


Princess Kako was born on 29 December 1994 at Imperial Household Agency Hospital in Tokyo Imperial Palace, Chiyoda, Tokyo. In April 2001, Princess Kako began Gakushuin Primary School and graduated in March 2007. Princess Kako entered Gakushuin Girls' Senior High School Tokyo in April 2007 and graduated in March 2013.[2]

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.[3]

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

Kako participated in figure skating while in primary school.[4] In 2007, she represented the Meiji-jingu 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).[5]

In April 2013, she attended the entrance ceremony of Gakushuin University and began her life as an undergraduate student.[6] 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.[7] On 2 April 2015, the Princess attended the entrance ceremony of the university in Tokyo.[8]

In 2017, as part of the ICU's study abroad programme, Princess Kako traveled to the United Kingdom to study at the University of Leeds. She is studying performing arts and psychology as part of the programme.[9] She completed her studies in June 2018.[10]

Titles and styles

Styles of
Princess Kako
Akisino no miya mon
Reference styleHer Imperial Highness
Spoken styleYour Imperial Highness

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


National honours


  1. ^ "Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino and their family". Imperial Household Agency. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "3...". | news. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved .
  3. ^ List of Overseas Visits by the Emperor, Empress and Imperial Family (1999 - 2008)
  4. ^ "Transcript of Press Interview by Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino held shortly before the Birthday of HIH Prince Akishino". 24 November 2006. Archived from the original on 27 October 2007. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ 2007 Figure Skating Spring Cup Competition Result - Shinjuku division (female Group B: Primary School Year Six or above) Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ ? (in Japanese). NHK. September 11, 2014. Archived from the original on September 11, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "Princess Kako's New Campus Life". Retrieved .
  9. ^ Japan Today
  10. ^ "Japan's Princess Kako completes her studies in U.K." The Japan Times Online. 12 June 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ Celebration of Princess Kako

External links

"Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince and Crown Princess Akishino and their family". at the Imperial Household Agency website.

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