Aiko, Princess Toshi Biography
(Daughter of Crown Prince Naruhito)
Birthday: December 1, 2001 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Tokyo
Aiko, Princess Toshi is the daughter of crown prince of Japan, Naruhito. Her father, Naruhito, is expected to become the 126th emperor of Japan after the abdication of Emperor Akihito on April 30, 2019. Aiko’s birth gave rise to a widespread succession debate in Japan. The debate questioned the law that governs the line of imperial succession, and there were talks to tweak the law to allow a woman to inherit the throne of the Emperor of Japan. On October 25, 2005, a panel of experts submitted a report which suggested that the ‘Imperial Household Law’ of 1947 should be changed to allow a woman to inherit the ‘Chrysanthemum Throne.’ On January 20, 2006, the then Prime Minister of Japan Junichiro Koizumi announced that he would submit a bill to make changes in the ‘Imperial Household Law.’ However, the bill which could have made Aiko a potential crown princess of Japan was never submitted owing to the birth of Aiko’s cousin Hisahito. Hisahito is now the third in line to the ‘Chrysanthemum Throne’ after his uncle Naruhito and his father, Fumihito.