Princess Mako arrives at the enthronement ceremony for Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Tuesday. Photo: REUTERS/Kim Hong-ji
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Princess Mako, niece of Emperor Naruhito, turns 28

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She is beautiful !!..

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Not exactly thrilling news is it?

Maybe she will some expensive celebration at the taxpayers’ expense...

-5 ( +8 / -13 )

@kurisupisu

Why are y'all obsessed with taxes all the damn time?

Anyway yes, she's very beautiful.

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She was given the option to leave and denounce the Royal Family position but she chose not too, who would "free" clothes, trips, maids, spending money, security...sure why not so the long story to wait is false. Doubt a marriage to that guy will ever happen.

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No she was not given an option, she wanted to marry and get a life but the IHA stepped in. It's not these individuals wantonly spending tax payers money it's a government agency that holds them hostage. They have dwindling resources and need too keep what they control.

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She was given the option to leave and denounce the Royal Family position but she chose not too,

Renounce, not denounce. Big difference.

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Taw...her hat is beautiful ?

are you telling us you can see more than her hat and...her nose ?

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This is news?

2 ( +6 / -4 )

This is news?

99% of what people call news is just trivia to keep people entertained and occupied. So, yes it is "news."

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Happy Birthday Princess Mako! Absolutely beautiful, and 28 already, where did all that time go!? I am looking forward to her wedding next year. It will be a real fabulous Royal Wedding!

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I would not put a wager on there being a wedding next year. Princess Mako appears like she has the world on her shoulders. All due respects, not a participially joyous occasion.

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@CrickyToday 06:49 pm JST

No she was not given an option, she wanted to marry and get a life but the IHA stepped in. It's not these individuals wantonly spending tax payers money it's a government agency that holds them hostage. They have dwindling resources and need too keep what they control.

Cricky not true at all. The IHA did not step in fully. The family themselves had a lot to do with it too. She had the option as all of them do. Quit, there is a constitution for everyone and they are no exception.

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@Tawkeeo

Why?

Because I am subsidizing these people, by my legal obligation to pay taxes,to attend ceremonies and sporting meets-good enough for ya?

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Happy Birthday Princess Mako.

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As many people have already said here in the comments, happy birthday Princess Mako! And I only hope that the whole lack of royal family members to perform official duties problem, can be solved in the near future.

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So???

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I can't wait to see menu.

Maybe caviar this time?

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Happy Birthday . . but why is this newsworthy?

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I think its safe to say that there are more important and pressing news than this!

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I wish her well. But that wedding isnt going to happen.

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