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Princess Kako departs for foreign study trip to University of Leeds

Princess Kako, second daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, is seen at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Sept. 12, 2017, ahead of her departure for Britain for a short foreign study trip. (Pool photo)

Princess Kako, the second daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, departed for the United Kingdom on Sept. 12 to study at the University of Leeds until June next year.

According to the Imperial Household Agency, the 22-year-old princess -- a third-year student at International Christian University (ICU) -- is set to study theater and psychology at the British institution.

Princess Kako's older sister Mako, 25, also traveled to the United Kingdom during her third year at ICU, from September 2012, and studied at the University of Edinburgh under the same program.

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