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Japanese Princess Aiko Turns 17, Enjoying School Life

Japanese Princess Aiko Turns 17, Enjoying School Life

   Tokyo, Dec. 1 (Jiji Press)--Princess Aiko, the only child of Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, turned 17 on Saturday.
   The princess, who started her second year at Gakushuin Girls' Senior High School in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward, is enjoying both her school life and extracurricular events, and also her private activities.
   Princess Aiko has also accompanied her parents on some of their official duties. She has been busy spending time on study and other activities, and is growing up in good health, officials of the Imperial Household Agency said.
   According to the agency's Board of the Crown Prince's Household, the princess visited Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, on a school excursion in May.
   From late July to early August, she took part in the school's summer program at Eton College in Britain, living in a boarding house with her classmates. In addition to English study, the princess broadened her experience during the stay in the country by visiting places including Oxford.

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