a The Transit Lounge: Even Princesses Get The Blues

Back in the Day: I had a quarter life crisis, headed to Osaka, Japan for the unknown–only to discover that a passport plane ride are not necessarily a ticket to escape. Some Years Later: Settled back in Oz, the man of my dreams ended up in Tokyo for work–which is how a passport and plane ride showed me home is where the heart is. And Now: Well as luck would have it, we are about to embark on Japan Mark 3, with a baby in tow and another on the way...

Monday, March 8

Even Princesses Get The Blues

School bullies do not discriminate. Princess Aiko has been off school this past week due to some classroom bullying, as reported on BBC News.

It is a definite step forward for the Palace to allow this to be publicized. It took a long time for the Palace to come to terms with and be open about the anxiety and depression suffered by Princess Masako, Princess Aiko's mother. It is said her illness has been brought on by the stress of living within the Imperial Family. For many years, the Palace denied there was anything wrong.

Hopefully the Palace is learning how to become a little bit more human.

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