Princess Kako, granddaughter of the Japanese Emperor, is set to study at Leeds from September. The 22 year old princess is the youngest daughter of Prince Fumihito and Princess Kiko.
Kako is set to spend 10 months studying at Leeds as part of an exchange program with Tokyo’s International Christian University where she is studying for an ICU degree.
The news comes after Leeds’ Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands, stated his intentions for Leeds remains an “international institution” post-Brexit. High profile international students such as Kako play an important role in strengthening links between Leeds and international universities.
Kako follows her eldest sister Mako, who spent time studying at Edinburgh in 2013.