Princess Aiko Turns 12, Studies History With Father


Princess Aiko turns 12, studies history with fatherPrincess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, turned 12 years old Sunday.
The princess, a sixth-grader at Gakushuin Primary School in Tokyo, has started learning history at the school and enjoys studying it with her father, who has a detailed knowledge of Japanese medieval history, according to the Imperial Household Agency.


A video released by the agency showed Princess Aiko creating presentation materials with her father for a history class assignment.

The princess acted as a group leader in free time during a school trip to historic sites in Nara Prefecture in June. She also completed a 500-meter swim in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, in July.

While the princess sometimes had a hard time going to school when she was in the second to fourth grades, she has not missed school in the past year, except when absent for health reasons such as influenza, the agency said.