Japan's Princess Kako Graduates from University


Tokyo, March 22 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Princess Kako, a granddaughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, attended her graduation ceremony on Friday at International Christian University in Tokyo.

According to the Imperial Household Agency, the second daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko will not move onto further education nor get a job, and instead broaden the range of official engagements as a member of the Imperial Family.

Around 7:30 a.m. (10:30 p.m. Thursday GMT), the 24-year-old princess, wearing a black graduation cap and gown, told reporters upon her arrival at the university that she is "thankful" that she "was able to lead a satisfying university life."

The princess dropped out of Gakushuin University in Tokyo in August 2014 and entered ICU in April 2015. Her elder sister, Princess Mako, is also a graduate of ICU.

Princess Kako started majoring in psychology in her junior year and wrote her graduation thesis on the influence of memories and thoughts on people's reading skills.

[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]

Jiji Press