Princess Mako to become engaged

Sources say her intended is Kei Komuro, of Yokohama, near Tokyo. They both studied at International Christian University in Tokyo.

The wedding will likely take place next year.

Princess Mako is 25 years old. She is the eldest daughter of Prince Akishino, the Emperor’s second son.

After graduating from university, the princess undertook museum studies in Britain.

Back in Japan, she serves as the honorary president of the Japan Tennis Association. She makes goodwill visits to foreign countries and engages in other activities as a member of the Imperial Family.

She has worked as a researcher at a museum in Tokyo since last year.

Komuro is also 25 years old and works for a law firm. He attended international schools before entering the university. During his university days, he was chosen as a tourism ambassador for a municipality.

NHK has learned that Princess Mako is expected to become engaged to a man she met at university. (NHK)

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