Japan's Princess Aiko Turns 18, Entering Univ. in Spring

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Tokyo, Dec. 1 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Princess Aiko, the only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, turned 18 on Sunday.

The princess, who is in the third year at Gakushin Girls' Senior High School in Tokyo, plans to enter a university next spring.

According to the Imperial Household Agency, the princess is enjoying her last year at the high school, playing active roles in sports and cultural festivals while studying steadily.

In a sports festival in September, her team won a basketball dribbling competition between different grades. It was her first victory in the competition during the six years of her time in junior and senior high schools.

The princess received a trophy as the representative of her team.

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