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The government will agree to Princess Mako's request that she not receive a lump sum amount that is usually given to female members of the imperial family upon their departure from the royal household, sources said Saturday.

Amid controversy about a financial dispute involving her boyfriend's mother, the 29-year-old princess, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, has expressed her intent to decline the up to ¥150 million ($1.3 million) payment, the sources said.

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