Former princess Mako Komuro, the eldest daughter of Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko, pictured in November en route to her new life in the US. Photo: Reuters
Former princess Mako Komuro, the eldest daughter of Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko, pictured in November en route to her new life in the US. Photo: Reuters
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From Mako’s PTSD to former Empress Michiko’s collapse: the mental health struggles of Japan’s royal women

  • Mako’s diagnosis with PTSD was only the latest example of stress-induced mental health issues to befall the female members of Japan’s imperial family
  • Empress Masako has long battled a stress-induced illness linked to pressures of public life, while former Empress Michiko once became unable to speak for months

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Former princess Mako Komuro, the eldest daughter of Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko, pictured in November en route to her new life in the US. Photo: Reuters
Former princess Mako Komuro, the eldest daughter of Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko, pictured in November en route to her new life in the US. Photo: Reuters
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