Tokyo, Dec 29 (EFE).- Japan’s Princess Kako turned 28 on Thursday at a time when she is assuming many of the commitments of her sister Mako, who officially left the imperial family after marrying in 2021.
In recent months, Kako, niece of Emperor Naruhito, has attended an urban greenery fair held on the island of Hokkaido and a sign-language contest for high school students in Tottori prefecture, as detailed by the Imperial Household Agency.
The second daughter of Prince Fumihito and Princess Kiko also attended two Girl Scout events in Nagano and Tokyo where she was encouraged by the efforts of the younger generation to achieve gender equality and address the problems posed by the environmental emergency, the agency added.
Kako has also assumed the honorary presidency of organizations such as the Japan Tennis Association and the Japan Kogei Association, dedicated to the protection and development of intangible cultural heritage, traditional crafts and supporting artisans, after her sister had to vacate these positions.
Mako, 31, lives in the United States after her wedding to Kei Komuro in October last year.
The fact that members of the imperial family must lose their status if they marry someone without a noble title has reignited the debate on the need to reform the laws governing the Chrysanthemum Throne. EFE