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Kei Komuro pays ¥4 mil settlement over family financial dispute

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Yet one more reason to leave them alone.

26 ( +31 / -5 )

Excellent. Case closed. Let's hope they can get on with life now. Hope the money was paid with an NDA signed. The mothers former fiance just sounds trouble.

23 ( +29 / -6 )

Case closed

exactly - so the media has no need to ever mention it again

17 ( +23 / -6 )

Who bankrolling this dude, not his employer,the Fed may want know

-21 ( +10 / -31 )

Too, the US treasury, make it their business, when large amount of money is transacted in America, US Treasury Structuring Law

-19 ( +6 / -25 )

Of course Mako paid the money out of her pocket. Mako & Kei love story has only just begun.

-1 ( +11 / -12 )

10 points for the Darth Vader T-shirt!

14 ( +19 / -5 )

Princess probably got money, she hid from the Royal, her secret stash

-14 ( +9 / -23 )

Princess probably got money, she hid from the Royal, her secret stash

It's not a huge secret that Mako san, as well as they other "royals" receive an annual stipend from the government.

Do a little research and you will see she received somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000,000円 per year, since she was 16 years old. I do believe that it was increased when she "officially" came of age.

Now depending upon just how frugal she was with her money, it wouldnt be surprising to see her give it to her husband to pay this guy off, for his mother.

I

21 ( +23 / -2 )

I wonder if the IRS will go for the Japanese government by way of Mako?

1 ( +7 / -6 )

This entire story of the loan from the 'moto konyakusha' former fiance was a red herring, meant to distract the public from the unfortunate death of Kei Komuro's father by his own hand. THAT is the real reason the IHA did not approve of, and tried to prevent the marriage.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

Who bankrolling this dude, not his employer,the Fed may want know

I'm only guessing but were it me I'd just add it to my college debt and plan to pay it down over time. A million yen is about a what a semester of law school costs. I had a bunch of law school students for neighbors and all of them drove nice European cars, better than I or my two Navy pilot room mates could begin to afford. One day I asked them how they did it and they all told me the interest on their college loans was lower than an auto loan. I still shake my head when I remember it.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

No secret stash @Yrall. Little research put her own nett worth at $3-5 mill.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Now that mfer has his money hopefully he shuts the heck up.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Good !

And good for him

That settles that then i hope.

She can be quiet now and leave the happily married couple alone please.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

3RENSHOToday  08:25 am JST

This entire story of the loan from the 'moto konyakusha' former fiance was a red herring, meant to distract the public from the unfortunate death of Kei Komuro's father by his own hand. THAT is the real reason the IHA did not approve of, and tried to prevent the marriage.

Lol! U ok hun?

4 ( +6 / -2 )

The princess might have publicly turned down her marriage allowance, there is no doubt in my mind that her life is now and will forever be subsidized by her parents (and the Japanese taxpayer).

$40K to make a little problem go away is pocket change. The family has billions of dollars.

-3 ( +8 / -11 )

Good, time to put the matter to bed, let them get on with their lives.

Somewhat unrelated I know but out of curiosity I’m wondering if being a former royal she still had to apply for a visa to go to the US and subjected to similar conditions that foreigners face when they go to Japan? (Mugshot and prints)

Either way I wish them best in their new lives, I’m sure she will be much happier.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

Where did he get the money so suddenly? Huge mystery!!! That ex must be hard up to make such a big deal out of 4 million yen.

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

This whole thing was just so stupid & absurd, should have simply been able to pay years back & have been done with it, just nits!

Hopefully now they can get some much deserved PEACE!

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Yeah can just leave them alone now, it’s paid and done. At least until/if they decide to make themselves public figures again for money.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Pretty convenient.

The full payment was made only AFTER he got married and AFTER Mako went to the states with him.

Well, whatever. So long as we never ever have to hear about this loan story or that couple ever again.

Good luck to them in their future endeavors.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

This so called debt debacle is a ruse, a red herring. Kei Komuro was/still is considered to be an inappropriate suitor for the then Princess Mako.

The IHA briefed the press, the public turned there noses up, at what the sneering media considered to be a upstart on the make.

There's me thinking this form of snobbery only manifested itself in the UK.

All underestimated Mako determination.  

The media will continue to sniff around the couple.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Cool guy when he not suppressed in that royal spider web trying to suck the life out of him and his wife and their dreams.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

I can see what Mako sees in him. He is a Handsome young man. Good luck in New York Mako. Best wishes. :)

1 ( +6 / -5 )

10 points for the Darth Vader T-shirt!

omg, wow, just noticed.

Just like Anakin , married a princess. No father that we know of (we know a bout the force but ..) Shmi Skywalker his mother, also in financial difficulties..

bare jokes bruv

4 ( +6 / -2 )

The full payment was made only AFTER he got married and AFTER Mako went to the states with him.

No the payment was made before they left

0 ( +3 / -3 )

I wonder who paid for his degree at Fordham. It had to have cost him at least $100,000 per year, for tuition, fees, and living expenses.

3 ( +8 / -5 )

Agree!The study of law is money sapping and trebly so as a foreign student!

Kei has some large debts…

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

I wonder who paid for his degree at Fordham.

Kei has some large debts…

He got a full scholarship.

(July 2018)

Mr. Komuro has received the Michael M. Martin Scholarship. The Martin Scholarship is a merit scholarship covering the full cost of tuition from Fordham Law based on his strong academic and other credentials. The Martin Scholarship is not a loan and does not need to be repaid. He will enter the law school’s one-year LL.M. program and then hopes to continue for two more years to receive a J.D.

https://news.law.fordham.edu/blog/2018/07/05/kei-komuro-fiance-of-princess-mako-of-japan-to-attend-fordham-law/

Invalid CSRF

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Notice the barely visible Darth Vader on the T-shirt!?! A message ? open just enough ?

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

If he would have done this from the beginning, it would have made things so much easier with her family, the press, and the public.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

For crying out loud...just let these two be! Mind your own business.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

I wonder who paid for his degree at Fordham. It had to have cost him at least $100,000 per year, for tuition, fees, and living expenses.

We did - via Mako.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

A total of 4,093,000 yen, the same amount the former fiance gave to the Komuro family to support them, was transferred Monday to a bank account designated by the former fiance, according to a magazine reporter representing him.

The guy had a magazine reporter represent this dispute?

cleoToday  01:06 pm JST

He got a full scholarship.

A coup for Fordham, which is overshadowed usually by bigger name schools.

 The Martin Scholarship is not a loan and does not need to be repaid. He will enter the law school’s one-year LL.M. program and then hopes to continue for two more years to receive a J.D.

This explains why he failed the bar. His first year was studying in the basically non-competitive LLM curriculum.

JD students who do a traditional 3 year program are in a highly competitive environment from day 1.

YubaruToday  12:42 pm JST

I wonder who paid for his degree at Fordham. It had to have cost him at least $100,000 per year, for tuition, fees, and living expenses.

It is likely the law firm he worked for in Japan paid a portion of his salary (50% or more) with agreement Komuro would return and work for that firm for at least 2-3 years.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

All this for a mere 4 million yen ?

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Was 4 million the problem? Pff I thought it was a millionaire sum. I can't believe the royals made such a mess for such a pitiful amount of money.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

OK, it's money from our pockets, our taxes, if it took 4 years, he certainly didn't magically make it. Okay, it pisses me off, my money. However, at least now our tabloid media can give them a break. I don't like him one bit, the whole thing stinks, but it's none of the media's or the public's business. Let them live their own lives. Just stop it already. It's a disgusting hunt for two people.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Where did he get the money so suddenly? Huge mystery!!! That ex must be hard up to make such a big deal out of 4 million yen.

His wife paid it. Who else?

1 ( +3 / -2 )

That is equal to about their half a year’s apartment rental costs. Sounds like passing the February exam is quite a must. (Not really…whatever it is they’ll be fine, of course)

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Of course Mako-san paid off the debt. Legal clerks don't make much and even renting a small flat on the upper east side of New York costs around $2,000 a month. That's why young people in New York always live with a roommate. I just don't understand what the big deal was. It wasn't his debt. It was his mother's. He shouldn't have been obligated to pay it off.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

But at the end of the day I guess it's better to be in debt to your wife than your mother's ex fiance.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

YrralToday  07:15 am JST

Too, the US treasury, make it their business, when large amount of money is transacted in America, US Treasury Structuring Law

Umm,,,,USD 35/36,000 isn't exactly a "large amount of money" that would throw red flags.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

This "magazine reporter" needs to be outed by name. Considering that this reporter is acting as the legal representative (not a lawyer) for Komuro's mother's fiance, it obvious that he dug this up to create a "scandal" and is in it up to his neck.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

I fail to see why a private arrangement between two people need be made public. Anyway, all done and dusted. Hopefully we need not hear anymore about this couple. I wish them every happiness for the future.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Good, a man of honor always pays his debts.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

@OssanAmerica: Indeed - Yrall seems to have problems with both the visa status of the couple and what they are reporting to the IRS. As they are not exactly under the radar it I have given up asking him to stop asking what are quite clearly silly questions! I don't think the IRS have any interest of a payment internally in Japan of 4 Million Yen!

3 ( +4 / -1 )

So!!! Let me see!!! He married Mako and then all of a sudden after he left the country he was able to pay the mother fiancee back. BIGGGGG question if he didn't have the money then where did it come from NOW all of a sudden. Follow the paper trail!

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

if he didn't have the money then where did it come from NOW all of a sudden.

Where are you getting that he didn't have the money?

3 ( +4 / -1 )

BIGGGGG question if he didn't have the money then where did it come from NOW all of a sudden. Follow the paper trail!

Why does anybody even care? It's a private matter. Leave it.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

I don't think that any of this was ever anything to do with debt or money. Mako komuro's mother just did'nt want them to marry. Shame really, he could have been a great asset to Japan. An American educated lawyer in the family would be able to advise his bother-in-law, future Head of State, how Japan (his realm) should inact proper law, and proper rule of law, and proper justice.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

@kaimycahl: follow the paper trail? For 4 million Yen? The amount is neglible in the real world. It honestly wouldn't have mattered if if had been 400k, 4 mill or 10 mill. This was stufg we actually have no REAL knowledge of. He said/She said scenario. Kei Komuro had put the matter to bed and left. Case closed.

If Mako, as a Private citizen and his WIFE gave him the money then fine, so be it.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Some you guys might feel why so many Japanese citizen get mad at Mako and Kei Komuro?

Because Mako hated the role (just pray for every Japanese citizen's peace like great Showa emperor) as princess then it said it was the only way to runaway from the role by getting married with anyone (even if the husband is "gold digger"). But she is still getting a lot of money using the name "former princess". THESE MONEY IS FROM OUR TAX!!!!!

Because Mako sent a lot of money to Kei before they get married. This means the former princess sent a lot of money to just a private citizen. That's why he's called "gold digger".

Many Japanese citizen GET MAD AT HOW OUR TAX IS USED.

If Mako and Kei Komuro just get money by only thier effort like ordinary citizen, we don't care.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

You guys might feel why Japanese people get mad about this?

Because of how our tax is used!!!!!

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

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