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The Imperial Household Agency said Wednesday the wedding ceremony of Princess Mako, eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, and Kei Komuro, her classmate from university, will be held Nov. 4 next year.

The ceremony will take place at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, with the Emperor and Empress Michiko expected to attend, according to agency sources. The 83-year-old Emperor is likely to abdicate in the spring of 2019.

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