Ahead of their marriage later this month, Princess Mako’s boyfriend, Kei Komuro, met with her parents Monday during a visit to their imperial residence within the Akasaka Estate, as the couple reunited for the first time in more than three years.

Komuro, 30, is believed to have explained to Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko his response to an unresolved financial dispute involving his mother that led to his marriage to the princess being postponed for nearly three years.

The princess's university sweetheart came back to Japan last month from the United States, where he has been working at a law firm since graduating from law school. He is believed to have told Princess Mako's parents about his life in New York, where the two are planning to settle after their marriage on Oct. 26.