Princess Mako's fiance Kei Komuro to study at New York law school from August
Japan Times -- Jul 07
Princess Mako’s fiance, Kei Komuro, will attend the law school of Fordham University in New York starting in August, the school announced Thursday.

According to the announcement, Komuro will enter the law school’s one-year program for an advanced law certification on a full scholarship and he hopes to continue for two more years to receive a degree required to practice law in the United States.

The Imperial Household Agency announced the couple’s planned engagement last September, but said in February their wedding, initially scheduled for this fall, would be postponed until 2020 due to a “lack of preparation.”

It is rare for an Imperial marriage to be delayed for such a reason. Weekly magazines have reported a financial dispute involving Komuro’s mother, but the agency denied any link between the postponement and alleged money trouble.

News source: Japan Times
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