Mako, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Akishino, married Kei Komuro and left the imperial family.
Marriage of two people realized more than four years after the engagement was decided.
We have summarized the background of the press conference and future life.
What's happening with the two
Mako has been working hard on public activities since it was reported last month that she is expected to get married by the end of the year.
The last public activity was the appointment of Honorary Governor of the International Festival of Ceramics held in Gifu Prefecture until the 17th of this month.
We sent a video message to the opening ceremony on the 30th of last month.
In addition, on the 17th of this month, I attended the last Miyanaka ritual as a royal family at the Imperial Palace.
On the occasion of marriage, he privately visited the Three Palace Sanctuaries of the Imperial Palace on the 19th of this month and reported that he would get married. We visited each of them and gave a greeting about their marriage.
On the other hand, Mr. Komuro, who returned from the United States on the 27th of last month, spent the waiting period for the new corona measures at his home in Yokohama City and used online to work at the law firm in New York State where he works. is.
On the 18th of this month, I visited the Akasaka Imperial Property in Tokyo, met Mako again for the first time in about three years, and greeted Mr. and Mrs. Akishino for their marriage.
On this day, I visited a law firm in Tokyo, where I used to work, and Mr. Komuro said, "I really appreciate your help," and received a blessing from my former colleagues and received a bouquet.
Mako and Komuro, who both celebrated their 30th birthday this month, had a press conference meeting at the Akasaka Imperial Property on the 24th.
Marriage why on this day
According to the Imperial Household Agency, Mako's marriage, which had been postponed, was originally scheduled for last year, but it is being carefully considered in consideration of all circumstances such as the new coronavirus and imperial events. It continued.
During this time, Mako and Kei Komuro's intentions for marriage never changed as they confirmed and supported each other's feelings.
Under such circumstances, Mr. Komuro's employment at a law firm in New York, USA was decided, and with the financial foundation in place, he made a big move toward marriage.
Earlier in April, Mr. Komuro published a document detailing the "financial troubles" of his mother and former fiancée.
The Imperial Household Agency evaluated that Mr. and Mrs. Akishino seemed to have accepted the efforts of Mr. Komuro, and there was widespread view within the Imperial Household Agency that it was a problem that could not be said to be Mr. Komuro's own problem and that he was also accountable. rice field.
In addition, Mako's continued events that seemed to be slanderous to herself, Komuro, and their families led to the diagnosis of "complex PTSD = complex post-traumatic stress disorder." It's in the background.
Mako felt mental distress and began to think that it was unbearable for this situation to continue.
Mr. and Mrs. Akishino respected Mako's feelings, and after asking Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, the marriage was decided.
Then, on the 26th, which is also the day of Da'an, we will submit a marriage registration.
Press conference with two people The background is
Mako wanted to have a press conference with the two of them, and decided in consultation with Mr. Komuro.
In the background, Mr. Akishinomiya made a statement at a press conference last November.
In this, Mr. Akishinomiya said about the marriage of the two, "It is not a situation where many people are convinced and pleased", and said that it is necessary to be able to see the correspondence, "Actually When it comes time to get married, I think it's important to talk properly, including the history of the past. "
Based on these remarks, the two of us decided to explain at the press conference during the discussion.
However, at the beginning of this conference, the two will speak about what they want to convey, and will answer the questions asked in advance by the reporter in writing.
According to the Imperial Household Agency, Mako was shocked and anxious about the fact that some of the questions contained information that could give the impression that the wrong information was true, so after consulting with a doctor. It means that it was decided in.
In addition, since Mako will hold a press conference after leaving the imperial family, she will refrain from using related facilities of the imperial family, and the cost of the venue will be spent from Mako and Komuro's private funds, not public expenses. It means that.
Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress
According to the Imperial Household Agency, regarding Mako's marriage, Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress sincerely hope that Mako has been sincerely engaged in various public activities as a member of the Imperial Family. It means that you are hoping that you will lead a happy life in the future.
The support of the Imperial Household Agency
Preparations for the marriage of Mako and Komuro have been led by the imperial profession of the aide department of the Akishinomiya family.
The marriage registration was also submitted to the local government by a staff member of the Crown Prince's Household who acted as an agent.
In addition, the press conference was held after Mako left the imperial family, but the imperial profession was in charge of the operation based on the background of preparations so far.
Mako will live in a condominium in Tokyo with Komuro until she leaves Japan, and during that time, the Imperial Household Agency staff will take over the purchase of food.
Life after marriage
After submitting the marriage registration and completing the press conference, Ms. Mako and Ms. Komuro move into an apartment in Tokyo and prepare for departure, such as obtaining Mako's passport and visa, while living together until she heads to the United States. It means to proceed.
After completing the preparations, I will move to the United States and start a new life.
According to people familiar with the matter, the two new homes are studio rental housing in New York, USA.
Mr. Komuro works as an assistant lawyer at a law firm in New York, but Mako is also thinking about finding a job and living together.
The results of the New York state bar examination that Mr. Komuro took in July are expected to be announced by the 10th of next month, and if he passes, he will work as a lawyer at the current office. is.
Symptoms of PTSD
According to the Imperial Household Agency, Mako had the experience of being unable to escape due to long-term repetitive events that seemed to be slanderous to herself, Komuro, and their families regarding marriage.
For this reason, I feel that my dignity as a human being has been trampled while feeling helpless that it is difficult to slander slander for a few years, and I want to lead a peaceful and happy life after marriage. It means that I have come to feel the fear of becoming impossible.
This means that Mako may consider herself worthless, shake her emotions, and avoid relationships with others more than before.
In addition, the fear of life being destroyed persists, becomes pessimistic, makes it difficult to feel happy, feels a strong threat with trivial stimuli, and symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, impatience, and lethargy. There is also.
From the standpoint of the imperial family, he did his best in public activities and continued to work privately, but he often feels great pain on a daily basis.
On the other hand, the doctor who made the diagnosis said at a press conference on the 1st of this month that Mako's judgment was not affected and that there was no problem in preparing for marriage. With the warm support of the people around us, we believe that the recovery of health will proceed even more quickly. "
The impact of the decline in the imperial family
The Imperial House Law stipulates that a female royal family will no longer be a royal family when they marry an emperor or a non-royal man.
With Mako's marriage, the imperial family has grown to 17 people, including His Majesty the Emperor.
Five of them are unmarried female royal families, and the youngest, Princess Aiko, the eldest daughter of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, will reach the age of 20 in December.
Among the positions of public organizations that Mako served as the imperial family, her sister, Yoshiko, will be appointed as the honorary president of the Japan Tennis Association, but the female royal family will continue to be the imperial family due to marriage. If you continue to leave, you may not be able to carry out the activities of the imperial family as before.
"Financial trouble" and former fiancée
"Financial trouble" between Mr. Komuro's mother and his ex-fiancé man has been reported one after another in weekly magazines since the end of 2017 when Mako and Mr. Komuro's engagement was decided. rice field.
By the time the engagement was canceled in 2012, the mother received a total of about 4 million yen from a man as living expenses.
Regarding this, in 2013, the year after the engagement was canceled, the man did not respond to the letter sent to his mother asking him to return it, which was the content of the trouble reported.
According to Mr. Komuro's explanation, when discussing the cancellation of the engagement, the mother thought that the money she received was resolved because the man said, "I didn't intend to get it back." So, in April, Mr. Komuro published a document detailing this process.
He expressed his gratitude for the support and made it clear that he intends to give the settlement money to the man through a lawyer.
A former fiancé man told NHK that the fact that "financial trouble" had an effect on his marriage was painful, and he wanted to resolve it quickly by having a place to talk directly with Mr. Komuro's mother. Was shown.
He said that marriage is a different matter from trouble, and he said, "I want to congratulate you. I want you to walk hand in hand."Keywords: