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Princess Mako's boyfriend to return from U.S. to register marriage

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I’m happy for her. I don’t believe anyone cares about his mother’s situation and nor is it anyone’s business he didn’t create the mess it was his mother. Legally, he has no financial obligation either.

Money should be put in trust for the princess, and a legal document set up in the event of divorce where she does not loose her asets.

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I wonder if they need a wedding cake ? A cake for a royal wedding would have to be exceedingly good!

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Quarantine at a Narita hotel

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2 week quarantine for the lucky boy?

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With many people in Japan not welcoming the couple's marriage due to the financial dispute involving the Komuro family

Just like how most people didn't welcome the Olympics also, but they still didn't care.

And while, at one level, the Imperial family is a private group of people, the fact that they are funded by the tax payers means that the opinion of said taxpayers should be taken into consideration.

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Zoroto Today  05:20 pm JST

2 week quarantine for the lucky boy?

Not for the upper class of course. Only for the populace.

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Mako is a niece of the emperor. If they’re going to start their new life in the United States, who’s going to pay their security costs? Japanese taxpayers.

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Register your marriage and get on the next plane out of Japan.

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I am really too lazy to look it up and I thank anyone here who answers my question as I literally forgot.

What is the surname that the princess is going to use when they register the wedding?

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What is the surname that the princess is going to use when they register the wedding?

Does she have a surname now? Honest question. For example, the British royals don't really have an official family name.

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2 week quarantine for the lucky boy?

Not to be shallow but I think Kako's future man would be the lucky boy.

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All these things of royalty or empire are really from another time. It should be abolished.

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@zoroto. They are going to create a new family register in his name. Then she can apply for a passport as a commoner and leave. As she's not going to take the normal lump sum nor have the rituals of leaving the Royal Family, it is of no concern to the taxpayer other than having one person off the books.

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No, she doesn't have a surname until she enters his family register. Royal family not even technically citizens of Japan. The 'are' Japan.

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Isn’t he her fiancé? Boyfriend sounds a little flippant for a guy preparing to marry a princess.

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Would be funny if he failed his exam

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Dude should just start a go fund me already.

How long is this drama no one asked for gonna continue?

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The sum for the Princess Mako marriage should be held in perpetuity.

What so frightening about Kei Komuro?

He not Dracula, Count Komuro, for heavens sake.

This is very strange.

A bride wants to wear her gown, on the arms of her bridegroom.

“To love is to burn, to be on fire.” – Jane Austen

All this nonsense for 4 million yen?

That is ludicrous.

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According to a Japanese weekly magazine Bunshun, Princess Mako's boy friend and a Fordham Law graduate, Kei Komuro, is alleged to have embellished his CV with untrue career records when he applied for job interviews with law firms in the US. 

He is also alleged to have inserted a side note to his application documents saying that he was Princess Mako's fiancé, the alligation angering Japanese public sentiment regarding private use of Japanese Royal Family affiliation.

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now it’s not only his mother’s problem. This is what he allegedly did.

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The sum for the Princess Mako marriage should be held in perpetuity.

Why? I’ve got nothing against her at all, but I don’t see how she deserves a stack of taxpayers’ money. The rest of us only get what we earn (minus what the govmint takes).

As a lawyer in the US, he’ll have a good, steady income. What’s wrong with them living on that?

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A student visa holder cannot, bring his spouse to the US,to live permanently under no circumstances, since they have no legal right to do so

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If she is leaving the imperial household, ceasing to be a burden on the taxpayers, and exiting the line of succession, what business is it of the dictatorial and oppressive Imperial Household Agency?

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Heck Cleo, I am all love story here.

And yes, it could be least able in J society that could foot the bill. Can't debate or deny that either.

There is something bonkers about this.

Why would a family, stand in the way of a marriage of a couple that have deciare their love.

I know that is naïve.

They are standing in the way, no more no less.

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Cleo,a lawyer in America is a dime a dozen, the princess has to deal with Immigration, they have strict criteria, who they let in the US, this guy may of committed Immigration fraud, by lying about his intent, most study are expected to leave the US after studies, he also got to prove he can take care of his wife, he has not demonstrated,he can take care of his oneself, without relying on others

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Meiyouwenti:

If they’re going to start their new life in the United States, who’s going to pay their security costs? Japanese taxpayers.

Yes, taxpayers. Based on the tradition and Japanese laws (皇室経済法第6条), onetime payment will be made to "secure a quality of life as a former member of royal family".

皇族費は、皇族としての品位保持の資に充てるために、年額により毎年支出するもの及び皇族が初めて独立の生計を営む際に一時金額により支出するもの並びに皇族であつた者としての品位保持の資に充てるために、皇族が皇室典範の定めるところによりその身分を離れる際に一時金額により支出するものとする。その年額又は一時金額は、別に法律で定める定額に基いて、これを算出する。 (皇室経済法第6条)

She has been reported to refuse the payment, but it is disputed if it is legally possible for her to refuse. My guess is that the payment will be made based on the tradition and the law regardless of her wish.

Yubaru:

What is the surname that the princess is going to use when they register the wedding?

Based on Japanese law (皇室典範第12条), when a female royal member marries to a commoner, she will lose her royalty status

皇族女子は、天皇及び皇族以外の者と婚姻したときは、皇族の身分を離れる。(皇室典範第12条)

Based on Japanese law, she will also obtain her Civil Registration (戸籍) and her surname. Her name will be "Mako Komuro" just like all other former female royal members.

In media, she is currently called Mako-sama (真子さま) since she is a royal family member, but she will be called Mako-san (真子さん) after her marriage since she will become a commoner just like all other former female royal members.

There have been lots of discussions in recent years to change the laws if we should keep female member royal status after their marriage like male counter parts. My guess is that the change will be made soon or later due to ever-increasing gender equality advocates and shortage of royal members.

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a lawyer in America is a dime a dozen

But if that’s the path they’ve chosen, what business is it of the Japanese taxpayer?

the princess has to deal with Immigration, they have strict criteria, who they let in the US

They have strict criteria about poor folk who really need to get out of a bad situation. You really think US immigration is going to make a fuss about a princess?

this guy may of committed Immigration fraud, by lying about his intent, most study are expected to leave the US after studies*

Why would anyone study US law, except to practice law in the US?

It really doesn’t matter where they decide to settle. They can effectively fade into the dark, like the Emperor’s sister did.

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@Yrral: Sorry buddy. You are wrong. Depends where you coming from. I had a issue with U S Immigration too. A bizarre problem, but well chronicled and sadly true.

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Cleo, a law degree is not given, any preference treatment, you cannot practice unless you pass the bar in the state, you pass the bar exam, lots of people get degrees in the US, are not legal able to work in the US,he will have too renounce his Japanese citizenship to establish residences in the US

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Resident, ICE or Mexican called it La Migra,the Princess will have to pass a background and health test, before entry

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Cleo,All American waiting for their spouse to migrate, would raise a stink

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Why would anyone study US law, except to practice law in the US?

There is actually a market for that outside of the US, for expats and/or foreign companies operating in and under US regulations. Small market, but it exists, including in Japan.

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Based on Japanese law, she will also obtain her Civil Registration (戸籍) and her surname. Her name will be "Mako Komuro" just like all other former female royal members.

I get all that, and know it as well.

However, when they register the marriage at the city office, a surname is required for both, for it to be legal.

But I guess since she is a "royal" they make exceptions!

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Her official title is ‘Mako Naishino’ 眞子内親王 so perhaps she could use Naishino as her surname?

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Congratulations, and well done Princess Mako for going ahead. The best advice I would give to Princess Mako's mother is don't go looking for problems which are not really problems, just because you obviously cannot bare to see your daughter happy. (She probably hired a private detective). The best advice I would give gto Mako's father is to be a man, stand up to your wife, and concentrate on your daughters happiness.

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