Princess Mako's not-so fairytale wedding w/ Natsuko Fukue
After a three-year delay, Princess Mako finally married her university sweetheart Kei Komuro on Tuesday this week.
But for Princess Mako, who married Kei Komuro on Tuesday this week, there was none of that. There was only the perfunctory stamping of documents, followed by a muted press conference.
- What you need to know about the not-so-fairy tale of Princess Mako (Magdalena Osumi, The Japan Times)
- Imperial Household Agency criticized for media strategy — or lack thereof (Magdalena Osumi, The Japan Times)
- Princess Mako's marriage a 'warning sign' for Japan's imperial system (Ami Takahashi via The Japan Times)
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(Marika Katanuma via The Japan Times )
Photo: Princess Mako (right) and her sister Princess Kako attend the enthronement ceremony for Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo in October 2019. | POOL / AFP-JIJI