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Princess Mako's wedding ceremony to be held on Nov. 4, 2018

Nov 22, 2017

Princess Mako's wedding ceremony to be held on Nov. 4, 2018

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 ...

Princess Mako and Kei Komuro's official engagement set for March

Nov 21, 2017

Princess Mako and Kei Komuro's official engagement set for March

Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, and her longtime boyfriend Kei Komuro will be formally engaged in March in a traditional court ceremony, an Imperial Household Agency source said Tuesday. The traditional rite of betrothal called Nosai no Gi is slated for March ...

Classmates and teachers describe Princess Mako as dependable

Sep 3, 2017

Classmates and teachers describe Princess Mako as dependable

People who were close to Princess Mako during her school days describe the 25-year-old bride-to-be as a lively, dependable woman. "I was very delighted to hear the happy news," a 25-year-old former classmate of Princess Mako at Gakushuin Girls' Senior High School in Tokyo said. ...

Komuro's acquaintances say he is honest and polite

Sep 3, 2017

Komuro's acquaintances say he is honest and polite

Acquaintances of Kei Komuro, Princess Mako's fiance, agree that he is honest and polite. Komuro, 25, who grew up in Yokohama, still lives with his mother and grandfather. Yutaro Fujiyama, 25, one of his former classmates at International Christian University in western Tokyo, says Komuro is ...

Princess Mako's engagement to be officially announced on July 8

Jun 20, 2017

Princess Mako's engagement to be officially announced on July 8

The Imperial Household Agency said Monday it will officially announce the engagement of Princess Mako, the first grandchild of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, to a university classmate on July 8. Princess Mako, 25, and her fiance-to-be, Kei Komuro, 25, will hold a news conference ...