Princess Aiko, the eldest daughter of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, celebrated her 12nd birthday on December 1.

Princess Aiko is gradually gaining experience as an adult member of the Imperial Family, including her first appearance at the New Year's and the Emperor's Birthday and her first participation in the procedures of the Imperial Household Council, which deliberates on important matters related to the Imperial Family.

From April, I became a fourth-year student in the Department of Literature JapaneseJapan the Faculty of Letters, Gakushuin University, and I was able to take face-to-face classes on the university campus.

While experiencing the vitality of the university firsthand, which they could not experience during online classes, they are enthusiastically working on their daily classes and assignments, and they are living fulfilling days even though they are busy writing their graduation thesis, and they are enjoying their university life with only a few days left.

They are interested in the traditional culture of Japan and welfare activities in general, and have had more opportunities to visit Their Majesties while prioritizing their daily studies, such as a special exhibition of "Yamato-e" at the Tokyo National Japan Museum and a special exhibition at the Japan Red Cross Society looking back on relief activities after the Great Kanto Earthquake.

On the 4st, they will visit the residence of the Emperor and his wife in the Akasaka Imperial Estate to greet them on their birthday, and a celebratory event will be held at the Imperial Palace.

Released a video of his first visit to the Imperial Household Agency's Tomb Department

On the occasion of Aiko's birthday, the Imperial Household Agency released a video of her first visit to the Imperial Household Agency's Tomb Department in the Imperial Palace on November 11.

In this book, Aiko, who is studying Japan classical literature at university, is looking at the oldest surviving manuscript of "Mushi Soroku no Waka," which depicts various insects and animals chanting waka poems to each other.

According to the Imperial Household Agency, Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress were also present at the shooting, and when the shooting was over, the family viewed the collection while listening to the explanation of the person in charge.