A team of doctors attending Crown Princess Masako, who has been suffering from adjustment disorder, believes that she is encouraged by the steady growth of her daughter, Princess Aiko, it was announced on Dec. 9.
In their official views released by the Imperial Household Agency on the occasion of Crown Princess Masako's 48th birthday on Dec. 9, the doctors used more than half of their statement to explain how much effort Crown Princess Masako has been making to help relieve Princess Aiko of her anxieties about school, suggesting that the issue has been serving as a major step forward toward the Crown Princess's recovery.
The doctors said it "requires tremendous effort considering her condition" for Crown Princess Masako to accompany Princess Aiko to school, but that Princess Aiko has been moving in a positive direction as a result. Crown Princess Masako also said in her statement released the same day that she has been "encouraged" by her 10-year-old daughter's growth.
Meanwhile, the doctors criticized some media reports about Crown Princess Masako, saying they are "based on inaccurate information that could be interpreted as maliciously intended" and that the doctors "are infuriated as experts."