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)
The Imperial Household Agency on Tuesday started free distribution of a guide app that supports six languages for visitors to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo and the Kyoto Imperial Palace. (the-japan-news.com)
The wreckage of a Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force airplane that went missing on Monday was found in a mountain area in the northernmost Japan prefecture of Hokkaido on Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said. (Jiji)
The Japanese education ministry on Tuesday released draft plans for a new university entrance examination system, calling for fully shifting to privately managed English exams in fiscal 2020 or partially maintaining the current government-backed scheme for the subject until fiscal 2023. (Jiji)
A 50-year-old in custody on suspicion of theft was found by police to have hundreds of pairs of women’s underwear in his residence in Nagoya, reports TV Asahi. (tokyoreporter.com)
A bus carrying 54 children returning from a field trip crashed into a car on a road in Kobe City on Monday, leaving one person dead and 10 others injured, reports TV Asahi. (tokyoreporter.com)
Japanese companies, municipalities and citizens have fallen prey to cyberattacks that began hitting targets worldwide late last week, it was learned Monday. (Jiji)
Three men have been accused of gang-raping a woman at a love hotel in Edogawa Ward after drugging her in a restaurant earlier this year, reports Sankei Sports. (tokyoreporter.com)
North Korea says it successfully test-launched a new type of ground-to-ground ballistic missile on Sunday. (NHK)
A man waiting for a helicopter rescue on a mountain in Yamanashi Prefecture was fatally struck Sunday by stones and parts of trees possibly dislodged by the hovering chopper’s prop wash, local police said. (Japan Times)