Former Japanese princess Mako Komuro moves to New York with commoner husband
Monday, November 15, 2021
New York yesterday to start a new life together outside of the . Their relationship had been heavily criticized by members of the public in Japan due to its unconventional nature and breaking social norms for the nation. The couple arrived at Tokyo’s to much media attention and under heavy security.and her husband, Kei Komuro, travelled to
Mako Komuro, a former princess and niece of the Japanese emperor, gave up her title in order to marry Kei Komuro, her college sweetheart. While Japan is generally modern in many ways, the status of women and family values are still rooted in feudal practices; Japanese royalty are forbidden from marrying "commoners".
New York was chosen because Kei has a job at a New York law firm, though he has yet to pass the New York Associated Press, this fact was used by Japanese media to discredit and attack him, despite it being common place to not pass a bar exam on the first attempt. Comparisons have been drawn by between scrutiny that they have suffered and that of the and of the .. According to the
- Yuri Kageyama. "Japan's former princess leaves for U.S. with commoner husband" — , November 13, 2021
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