Crown Princess Kiko celebrates her 54th birthday

Princess Mako marriage to her boyfriend has been postponed for nearly two years. Princess Mako got married to Kei Komuro. Princess Kako
Japanese Crown Princess Kiko celebrates her 54th birthday today. Kiko, Princess Akishino, Crown Princess of Japan, is the wife of Fumihito, Crown Prince Akishino. On the occasion of that birthday, Imperial Household Agency of Japan released new photos of the Crown Princess. The photos were taken on August 14.
Princess Mako marriage to her boyfriend has been postponed for nearly two years. Princess Mako got married to Kei Komuro. Princess Kako
Princess Mako marriage to her boyfriend has been postponed for nearly two years. Princess Mako got married to Kei Komuro. Princess Kako
In written answers to questions by journalists prior to her birthday, Crown Princess Kiko expressed her appreciation for medical workers on the front line of the fight against the novel coronavirus. Crown Princess Kiko said she wants to "respect as much as possible" the feelings of her eldest daughter Princess Mako, whose marriage to her boyfriend has been postponed for nearly two years.
Princess Mako marriage to her boyfriend has been postponed for nearly two years. Princess Mako got married to Kei Komuro. Princess Kako
"In regards to my eldest daughter's marriage, we should communicate extensively, and it is important that I accept my daughter's feelings as a parent and think about the matter together," the crown princess said in a statement. It is customary for the imperial household to release a statement by the crown princess every year around her birthday.
Princess Mako marriage to her boyfriend has been postponed for nearly two years. Princess Mako got married to Kei Komuro. Princess Kako
Princess Mako marriage to her boyfriend has been postponed for nearly two years. Princess Mako got married to Kei Komuro. Princess Kako
Princess Mako marriage to her boyfriend has been postponed for nearly two years. Princess Mako got married to Kei Komuro. Princess Kako

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  1. Although I am trying relatively hard, I find nothing friendly to say about that couple. Maybe just that she had her baby boy just a few days before her own birthday.

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  2. She would push Masako down the stairs given the chance.

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    1. Having Princess Kiko does not mean that Princess Masako cannot become an empress.

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  3. These are lovely photos, especially the ones taken outside. She looks lovely.

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  4. Beautiful and pure. In Japan, natural disasters always occur and people are suffering from damage, so the imperial family cannot dress very fashionably, but to the extent she can, she is dressed beautifully with a moderate amount of modernity.

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  5. Wow! Really nasty comments on the birthday of the crown princess. She will be the mother of the emperor one day and that will be an important position. She has a lot of problems with her daughters marriage , honestly , I just wish her a happy birthday.

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    1. Agree with you Unknown.

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  6. Let me tell opposite opinion against 2 comments. I felt so disgusting to read these comments. Most of the Japanese people respect crown princess Kiko. She will be the future empress which has been decided under Imperial House Law. What a nasty comment. She can never push down Masako.

    We do not respect Masako in Japan. She has been lazy for years. No one respects her here.
    I am sorry they cannot see the truth to see Princess Kiko’s pure, dignified photos.


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    1. This lady has no idea what it is like to suffer real and deep depression for years. I respect Masako for managing to overcome it.

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    2. While I don't agree with the comments towards the Crown Princess I also find your comments about Empress Masako disgusting.

      Depression is a serious illness not laziness - perhaps in Japan you need to drag yourselves kicking and screaming into the 21st century on that front.

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    3. @anonym 4:39
      If you say lazy, no one here will side with you.
      Since masako has depression she's allowed to be absent many times.
      Nobody here understand or see what you see. So give up if you are planning to explain further.
      I wish Kiko could also take a break in peace without slander.

      I don't think this masako vs Kiko and Aiko vs hisahito should be brought up internationally, please keep it in Japan only. Honestly I usually Google-translating things related to Imperial family, things just turned scary since the new emperor was enthroned. I do hope both Aiko and hisahito could leave unscathed from this situation and keep staying away from politicians.

      Please calm down and be careful next time.
      This is a fashion blog. Don't take things too seriously.

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    4. Oh, that is an appalling, uneducated and extremely arrogant comment. Depression is a very grave, serious and debilitating illness. May I suggest to Anonymous 4.39am that you use this time to reflect and study what the illness of Depression is. Your comment proves to me, you know nothing on the subject.

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  7. are you keeping a grudge because kiko had a boy? Weren't masako and kiko pressured to have sons? Why do some people think masako is the only one who is suffering or having any hardships in the imperial family? Shouldn't you support both women? This double standard is amazing.

    Sigh...
    Anyway, the princess looks nice in white. the two-piece looks like a dress. The crown prince's trousers is too long and baggy. nice choice for the locations. The room is bright and nice. that's surprising me, since i thought the imperial family prefer 'gloomy'/ dim backgrounds.

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  8. She looks lovely. I really like the white with the silver threading, earrings and cut of the outfit looks. Very smart balance.
    Glo

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  9. Can someone educate me as to why the two comments above are negative towards this couple?
    I know nothing about this couple except that because the emperor has no son they are in line to the throne followed by their son.

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    1. "the couple is preventing Japan transitioning into modern times!"

      No. Not really.
      I don't know about these two people, but
      some people think their son 'stole' Aiko's throne.

      Well, even if Japan finally change the law to allow female heirs in the future (which Japan might do because of how difficult it is for hisahito to get a bride), some people won't be happy about it.

      Because it's not about empowerment or gender equality, it's about masako and masako's daughter :)

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    2. From Joann forTala: I have never read any controversy surrounding Princess Kiko. However there was some publicity some years back between tension between the brothers: Naruhito and Akishino. It had to do with Naruhito going public with his criticism of the press and the
      Imperial court regarding their attitude towards Masako. I don't' remember all the details, but apparently Akishino disapproved of his brother "airing problems" in the press. I never heard of any tension between Masako and Kiko. Both women are very well educated and both lived in the United States for a considerable time. They are cosmopolitan women and, in private, I'm sure they are nothing like the demure personalities they project in public.. You only have to look at Princess Takamado (spelling) who is very sophisticated, lived and studied abroad, and is very accomplished in several areas. Yet, you see her demurely holding a fan, like the rest of them. Truth be told, they probably get a kick out of "playing" princess. To me, these Japanese princesses have a great deal in common, so my hunch it's mostly rumors.

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  10. Elegance, simplicity and beauty.
    Happy Birthday Princess Kiko.
    The Prince is looking very smart in a casual way.

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  11. Très belles photos du couple princier quand nous le voyons sourire. Toujours beaucoup d'élégance, de simplicité et de douceur chez la princesse Kiko.. Bon et joyeux anniversaire à elle !

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  12. Crown Prince has the most weird hair cut!
    Its Princess Kiko's Birthday why is he in her photos, over shadowing her

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  13. I feel sorry if I chocked some of you, I obviously see it from a non-Japanese angle.

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    1. Excuse me, I'm also non-japanese.

      I just wanna say this has nothing to do with ethnicity or race.

      I think it's best to say that it comes from your personal angle instead of from non-japanese angle.

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  14. I agree with Anon 11:50, why is the prince even in any of the photos? All of the imperial photos seem staged, although Princess Kiko is one of the few Japanese royals who seems to have a genuine smile. I don’t think she necessarily wanted this role, but as the mother of the future emperor she has been forced into the spotlight more than she would have wished.

    I don’t understand her comment about her daughter’s engagement, but I sympathize with Princess Mako. The imperial house is struggling for existence since they keep losing members due to their archaic rules. If they indeed want to survive, then they are going to have to adapt by changing the rules for who qualifies as a member.

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    1. From Joann: There was some problem with the engagement. It had to do with the financial circumstances of the boyfriend's family. Something about unpaid loans or something. The princess gets some kind of money from the state when she marries. And so the wedding was postponed until all that money problem could be ironed out. There were concerns that the couple was not ready for marriage and needed more time to get to know one another. Also, there were concerns about a scandal about the money. (I'm writing this from memory; so other posters can correct any errors.)

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  15. The pictures in which she appears alone are good ones. And the ones outdoors are nice anyway. They clearly match the occasion in the typical Imperial Court style.

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  16. Radiantly lovely pictures of a dignified lady. Her dress is gorgeous and wonderfully tailored (beautiful tailoring is a reliable feature of the imperial family’s public appearances!). And I have always thought that Kiko and her husband are a handsome couple.

    I admire both Empress Masako and Crown Princess Kiko, and while unfortunately gossip about them became inevitable because of the traditions into which they married, these two beautiful women rise above it admirably and represent the imperial family with grace and dignity.

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  17. Glad to see both Emperor Naruhito & Empress Masako are leading the Japan royal family since both of them are smart, modern, and good representatives from Japan to all of the world. As for the couple of Fumihito & Kiko, Sigh! Both look not smart at all. Believe after the reign of Naruhito & Masako, Japan will be doomed.

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    1. What's wrong with you? 😂
      You are abnormal
      Why would japan be doomed after naruhito and masako is gone?
      Do you know what happened to prince hisahito after naruhito is enthroned ?both in real world and online?

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