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Encyclopedia > Aiko, Princess Toshi
Aiko, Princess Toshi
Born December 1, 2001 (age 5)
Tokyo, Japan
Title Princess Toshi
Parents Naruhito and Masako
Styles of
Princess Toshi (Aiko) of Japan
Reference style Her Imperial Highness
Spoken style Your Imperial Highness
Japanese denka 殿下

Princess Aiko, The Princess Toshi (敬宮愛子内親王殿下 Toshi no miya Aiko naishinnō denka), born December 1, 2001, is the first child of Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito, former heir apparent to the Japanese throne, and Crown Princess Masako. December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Masako, Crown Princess of Japan , born December 9, 1963, Tokyo, Japan) is the wife of Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan, the first son of the Emperor Akihito and the Empress Michiko, and a member of the Japanese imperial family through marriage. ... Image File history File links Imperial_Seal_of_Japan. ... A style of office, or honorific, is a form of address which by tradition or law precedes a reference to a person who holds a title or post, or to the political office itself. ... His/Her Imperial Highness (abbreviation HIH) is a title used by members of an Imperial family to denote Imperial - as opposed to royal - status to show that the holder in question is descended from an Emperor rather than a King (compare His/Her Royal Highness). ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Masako, Crown Princess of Japan , born December 9, 1963, Tokyo, Japan) is the wife of Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan, the first son of the Emperor Akihito and the Empress Michiko, and a member of the Japanese imperial family through marriage. ...


Aiko, the princess's personal name, is written with kanji character for "love" and "child" and means "a person who loves others." She also has a imperial title, Princess Toshi (敬宮 toshi no miya) which means "a person who respects others." This formal title will be dropped if she marries a commoner, which is likely to happen as the nobility was abolished and the imperial family was streamlined to the descendants of Emperor Taishō in 1947. Japanese writing Kanji Kana Hiragana Katakana Hentaigana Manyōgana Uses Furigana Okurigana Rōmaji Kanji (Japanese:  ) are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with hiragana (平仮名), katakana (片仮名), and the Arabic numerals. ... Imperial is a term that is used to describe something that relates to an Empire, Emperor, or the concept of Imperialism. ... A title is a prefix or suffix added to a persons name to signify either veneration, an official position or a professional or academic qualification. ... Emperor Taisho (大正天皇 Taishō Tennō) (August 31, 1879 – December 25, 1926), whose given name was Yoshihito (嘉仁), was the 123rd imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession, from 1912 until his death in 1926. ...


In a break with tradition, the name was chosen by her parents, instead of by the emperor. It was selected from the teaching of the Chinese philosopher Mencius. It reads "A person who loves others will be loved by others, and a person who respects others will always be respected by others." Yin Yang symbol and Ba gua paved in a clearing outside of Nanning City, Guangxi province, China. ... Mencius (most accepted dates: 372 BC – 289 BC; other possible dates: 385 BC – 303 BC or 302 BC) was born in the State of Zou (鄒國), now forming the territory of the county-level city of Zoucheng (邹城市), Shandong province, only 30 km (18 miles) south of Qufu, the town of Confucius. ...


In 2005 Princess Toshi began her education at the National Children's Castle in Tokyo. She enjoyed doing pottery, rhythmic gymnastics, and gardening inside the Togu Palace with Princess Masako. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Princess Toshi (or Princess Aiko, as she is more widely known) began her formal education at the Gakushuin Kindergarten, Tokyo, in April 2006. The Gakushuin University (学習院大学 Gakushūin Daigaku) or formerly Peers School (now incorporated as the Gakushuin School Corporation) is an educational institution in Tokyo established in 1877, during the Meiji era, for the education of the children of the Japanese aristocracy, though it eventually also... A kindergarten classroom in Afghanistan. ...


An avid sumo fan, she attended her first basho in September 2006 with her parents. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Basho can refer to one of the following: Basho, a contest in sumo wrestling, especially one of the honbasho. ...

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Throne

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Imperial House of Japan
HIM The Emperor
HIM The Empress
   HIH The Crown Prince
   HIH The Crown Princess
      HIH Princess Toshi
   HIH Prince Akishino
   HIH Princess Akishino
      HIH Princess Mako
      HIH Princess Kako
      HIH Prince Hisahito
HIH Prince Hitachi
HIH Princess Hitachi
HIH Prince Mikasa
HIH Princess Mikasa
   HIH Prince Tomohito of Mikasa
   HIH Princess Tomohito of Mikasa
      HIH Princess Akiko
      HIH Princess Yōko
   HIH Prince Katsura
   HIH Princess Takamado
      HIH Princess Tsuguko
      HIH Princess Noriko
      HIH Princess Ayako

The birth of Princess Aiko sparked lively debate in Japan about whether the The Imperial Household Law of 1947 should be changed from that of primogeniture (male-only) to equal primogeniture, which would allow a woman to inherit the Chrysanthemum Throne over other men, even her brothers. Image File history File links Imperial_Seal_of_Japan. ... Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan. ... Akihito () (born December 23, 1933) is the current Emperor ) of Japan, the 125th person to hold that title, according to the traditional order of succession. ... Empress Michiko of Japan, (born October 20, 1934) formerly Michiko Shōda (正田 美智子 Shōda Michiko) and later the Crown Princess of Japan (April 10, 1959 to January 7, 1989), is the wife and consort of the reigning Emperor of Japan, HIM Emperor Akihito. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Masako, Crown Princess of Japan , born December 9, 1963, Tokyo, Japan) is the wife of Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan, the first son of the Emperor Akihito and the Empress Michiko, and a member of the Japanese imperial family through marriage. ... Prince Akishino (Fumihito) of Japan (秋篠宮文仁親王殿下 Akishino-no-miya Fumihito shinnō denka) also known as Prince Fumihito (文仁親王 Fumihito shinnō) (born 30 November 1965) is a member of the Japanese imperial family. ... Princess Akishino ), formerly Kiko Kawashima , born 11 September 1966) is the wife of Prince Akishino, who is the second son of the Emperor Akihito and the Empress Michiko of Japan. ... Princess Mako Akishino of Japan (秋篠宮眞子内親王殿下 Akishino-no-miya Mako naishinnō denka; born 23 October 1991) the elder daughter of Prince Akishino (Fumuhito) and his wife, the former Kawashima Kiko, is a member of the Japanese imperial family. ... Princess Kako Akishino of Japan (秋篠宮佳子内親王殿下 Akishino-no-miya Kako naishinnō denka) (born 29 December 1994) the second daughter of Prince Akishino (Fumihito) and his wife, the former Kawashima Kiko, is a member of the Japanese imperial family. ... His Imperial Highness Prince Hisahito of Akishino , 6 September 2006-) is the third child of Prince and Princess Akishino, and their first son. ... Prince Hitachi (Masahito) of Japan (常陸宮正仁親王, Hitachi no miya Masahito Shinnō) (born 28 November 1935) is a member of the Japanese imperial family and the younger brother of the Emperor Akihito. ... Princess Hitachi (Hanako) of Japan (jp:常陸宮正仁親王妃華子, Hitachi no miya Hanako shinnō-hi), née Hanako Tsugaru (津軽華子 Tsugaru Hanako), was born on 19 July 1940. ... His Imperial Highness, Prince Mikasa (Takahito) of Japan (Mikasa no miya Takahito Shinnō; born December 15, 1915) is the fourth and youngest son of the Emperor Taishō and the Empress Teimei. ... Princess Mikasa (Yoriko) of Japan, (Mikasa-no-miya Yuriko shinnō-hi) 三笠宮妃百合子, née Yoriko Takagi, second daughter of Masanari Takagi, born 4 June 1923. ... Prince Tomohito of Mikasa (三笠宮寬仁 Mikasa-no-miya Tomohito shinnō), eldest son of the current HIH Prince Mikasa and HIH Princess Mikasa (Yuriko). ... Princess Tomohito of Mikasa (寛仁親王妃信子) was born on April 9, 1955. ... Princess Akiko of Mikasa (born 20 December 1981) is the eldest daughter of HIH Prince Tomohito of Mikasa. ... Princess Yōko of Mikasa 瑶子女王 (born 25 October 1983) is the second daughter of HIH Prince Tomohito of Mikasa and HIH Princess Tomohito of Mikasa. ... Prince Katsura (Yoshihito) of Japan (桂宮 宜仁親王, Katsura-no-miya Yoshihito shinnō) (11 February 1948) is the second son of Prince and Princess Mikasa and a first cousin of Emperor Akihito. ... Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado (Hisako) of Japan, (jp: Takamado no miya Hisako shinnō-hi), née Ms. ... Princess Tsuguko of Takamado (承子女王殿下) is the daughter of the late His Imperial Highness Prince Takamado and Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado (born 8 March 1986). ... Princess Noriko of Takamado is the daughter of the late His Imperial Highness Prince Takamado and Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado (born 22 July 1988). ... Princess Ayako of Takamado (承子女王殿下) is the daughter of the late His Imperial Highness Prince Takamado and Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado (born 15 September 1990). ... The Imperial Household Law of 1947 was passed during the Showa era on January 16, 1947. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Imperial Seal of Japan. ...


A government-appointed panel of experts submitted a report on October 25, 2005, recommending that the Imperial succession law be amended to permit equal primogeniture. On January 20, 2006, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi used part of his annual keynote speech to address the controversy when he pledged to submit a bill to the Diet letting women ascend to the throne in order that the imperial throne be continued into the future in a stable manner. Koizumi did not announce a timing for the legislation to be introduced nor did he provide details about the content but he did note that it would be in line with the conclusions of the 2005 government panel. October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Junichiro Koizumi , born January 8, 1942) is a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 2001 to 2006. ... The National Diet of Japan ) is Japans legislature. ...


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Proposals to change the male-only law of imperial succession were shelved temporarily after it was announced in February 2006 that the Crown Prince's younger brother, Prince Akishino and his wife Princess Kiko were expecting their third child. On September 6, 2006, at 8:27 a.m. (Japan Standard Time), Princess Kiko gave birth to a son, Hisahito, who is third in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne under the current law, after his uncle, the Crown Prince and his father, Prince Akishino. The prince's birth not only provides the first male heir to be born in the imperial family in 41 years, but will likely discourage the proposals suggesting female succession. Prince Akishino (Fumihito) of Japan (秋篠宮文仁親王殿下 Akishino-no-miya Fumihito shinnō denka) also known as Prince Fumihito (文仁親王 Fumihito shinnō) (born 30 November 1965) is a member of the Japanese imperial family. ... HIH Princess Kiko Her Imperial Highness Princess Akishino (秋篠宮紀子親王妃 akishino no miya kiko shinnōhi), née Kawashima Kiko (川島紀子), (born 11 September 1966), is the wife of Prince Akishino (Fumihito), the second son of the Emperor Akihito and the Empress Michiko, and a member of the Japanese imperial family through marriage. ... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Japan Standard Time (日本標準時 or 中央標準時) is the standard timezone in Japan that is 9 hours ahead of UTC; i. ... His Imperial Highness Prince Hisahito of Akishino , 6 September 2006-) is the third child of Prince and Princess Akishino, and their first son. ...


See Japanese Imperial succession controversy. The Japanese Imperial succession controversy refers to the question of whether Japans laws of succession under the The Imperial Household Law of 1947 should be changed from male-only primogeniture to equal primogeniture. ...


External links

  • Kunaicho | Press Conference by Their Imperial Highness The Crown Prince and Crown Princess After the Birth of Her Imperial Highness Princess Aiko
  • Kunaicho | Press on the Occasion of the First Birthday of Her Imperial Highness Princess Aiko
  • BBC News | Japan's new princess meets the public

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Aiko, Princess Toshi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (750 words)
Princess Aiko, The Princess Toshi (敬宮愛子内親王殿下 Toshi no miya Aiko naishinnō denka), born December 1, 2001, is the first child of Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito, heir apparent to the Japanese throne, and Crown Princess Masako.
Aiko, written with kanji character for "love" and "child", refers to "a person who loves others." She is also given a royal title, Princess Toshi (敬宮 toshi no miya) while she is young, which means "a person who respects others." This formal title will be dropped if she marries a commoner.
Princess Toshi (or Princess Aiko, as she is more widely known) began her formal education at the Gakushuin Kindergarten, Tokyo, in April 2006.
Aiko (209 words)
Princess Aiko (official name Princess Toshi) (born December 1 2001) is the daughter of Crown Prince Naruhito and Masako Owada of Japan.
She is short with a height of 152cm and a foot size of 21.5cm, and is known for her cheerful character.
Her name "aiko" is spelled in Roman alphabet with all lowercase letters.
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