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Princess Aiko, daughter of Crown Prince Naruhito, turns 11


Princess Aiko, daughter of Crown Prince Naruhito, turns 11Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, turned 11 on Saturday.

The princess, who is now a fifth-grader at Gakushuin Primary School in Tokyo, joined the basketball club as part of her school classes this spring and played in games against other schools, while working hard on English, according to the Imperial Household Agency.

As she had been absent from school after expressing anxiety about going to school in February 2010, the crown princess had accompanied her to school since April that year. The princess has been going to school alone since last December.

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