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PRINCESS MAKO

Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 18, 2021
Ponytail shorn, Princess Mako's boyfriend visits her parents ahead of marriage
Kei Komuro, who was reunited with the princess for the first time in over three years, is believed to have discussed the unresolved financial dispute that roiled the couple's wedding plans.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 17, 2021
Princess Mako visits palace for her last imperial rite
Princess Mako on Sunday visited the Imperial Palace to attend an annual ritual ceremony, her last as a member of the imperial family.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 12, 2021
Princess Mako visits imperial graves ahead of high-profile marriage
Princess Mako visited the graves of her great-grandparents in Tokyo on Tuesday to offer prayers ahead of her marriage to boyfriend Kei Komuro later this month.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 1, 2021
It's official: Princess Mako and Kei Komuro to wed but without ceremony
Princess Mako is suffering from PTSD due to the extensive media coverage of the couple, an aide to the family said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Sep 30, 2021
Kei Komuro’s ponytail caused a media frenzy in Japan — leaving some to ask why
To some extent, the ratings-driven coverage speaks to the Japanese public's disapproval of Princess Mako's boyfriend.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Sep 27, 2021
What you need to know about the not-so-fairy tale of Princess Mako
The wedding between the princess and Kei Komuro was originally scheduled to take place in November 2018. But things did not go as planned.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 16, 2021
Princess Mako's partner Kei Komuro plans return from U.S. ahead of wedding
The government had stated that the pair are looking to register their marriage in October.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 11, 2021
Crown Princess 'respects' her daughter's thoughts on postponed marriage
Crown Princess Kiko, on the occasion of her 55th birthday on Saturday, said she wants to 'respect as much as possible' the feelings of her eldest daughter, Princess Mako.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 9, 2021
Princess Mako and Kei Komuro look to register marriage in October
After submitting the legal papers, the 29-year-old princess is expected to leave her imperial residence in Tokyo and prepare for starting a new life in the United States.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 6, 2021
Plan emerges to preserve royal family by retaining married women
The dwindling number of imperial family members has again come into focus ahead of the expected marriage later this year of Princess Mako.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2021
Princess Mako to marry boyfriend Kei Komuro by the end of the year
The marriage between the couple, who are both 29, has been postponed for more than two years following reports of trouble between Komuro's mother and her former fiance over money.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 7, 2021
Japanese panel eyes imperial status for females but not commoner husbands
The possibility has been raised as controversy over the planned marriage between Princess Mako, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, and commoner Kei Komuro, continues to simmer.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 8, 2021
Row over princess' boyfriend influencing Japan's imperial succession debate
Opponents of change have appeared to seize on public unease over Princess Mako and Kei Komuro's planned marriage.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2021
Money row tied to princess's boyfriend may end in settlement
The former fiance of Kei Komuro's mother said Tuesday he wants to enter negotiations on a settlement payment, offered earlier this month by Komuro, to end a long-running dispute.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Apr 17, 2021
Sorry folks, Kei Komuro is no Meghan Markle
The situation surrounding the pending marriage of Princess Mako to Kei Komuro is entirely different to those facing the British royals.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 13, 2021
Princess' boyfriend to pay money to settle row with mother's ex-fiance
The issue put a damper on Princess Mako and Kei Komuro's desire to marry, after they announced their intention to get engaged in September 2017.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 8, 2021
Princess Mako's boyfriend Kei Komuro expresses resolve to marry
The planned marriage between the princess and Komuro, both 29, has been postponed for over two years following reports of trouble between his mother and her former fiance.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Dec 19, 2020
The public and private concerns of a princess in Japan
News outlets exploit the imperial family for their own ends without ever discussing the real meaning of the imperial system.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 30, 2020
Japan crown prince 'approves' of daughter's plan to marry but says financial issue must be resolved
Princess Mako's plans to marry her university boyfriend, Kei Komuro, have been delayed amid reports of a financial dispute involving Komuro's family.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 13, 2020
Princess Mako describes marriage as 'necessary' but plan still on hold
The princess and her partner announced their intention to get engaged in September 2017, with their wedding originally scheduled to take place in November 2018.

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