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Japanese Princess Mako's long wait to marry ends at last

TOKYO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Japan's Princess Mako, the emperor's niece, was married on Tuesday after years of criticism over her fiance that led to their marriage being postponed for three years and resulted in her being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mako, 30, lost her royal status after...
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Factbox: Who are Japan's Princess Mako and her husband, Kei Komuro?

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Princess Mako, the emperor’s niece, on Tuesday married her college sweetheart, a commoner named Kei Komuro, by submitting documents to register her marriage, after a long engagement marked by intense media scrutiny and opposition. The two, both 30, will move to New York, where Komuro works...
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Who is Princess Mako’s fiancé Kei Komuro and how did they meet?

Japan’s Princess Mako, the niece of Emperor Naruhito, has officially married her non-royal boyfriend on Tuesday 26 October, a union that has seen her giving up her royal status.The princess and Kei Komuro had planned to marry in November 2018, but delayed their wedding due to a financial dispute reportedly involving Komuro’s family.According to reports, the couple plan to move to the US after they are wed and have been dubbed Japan’s Harry and Meghan by local media.Here is everything we know about Princess Mako’s fiancé:Who is Kei Komuro?Kei Komuro is a 30-year-old lawyer who has been engaged to Princess...
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Vancouver honors hometown Olympian

A four-time Olympian, who calls Vancouver home, was honored by the city Monday. Kara Winger is a track and field athlete. She competes in the javelin throw and is a former American record holder for that event. Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle presented her with the key to the city. Winger...
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‘After Tokyo, I Thought, Let Me Start From Zero’

Akane Yamaguchi has a light-hearted manner about her these days. A cloud seems to have lifted. Having led Japan into the Sudirman Cup and Uber Cup finals, and winning the VICTOR Denmark Open 2021 in a titanic duel, Yamaguchi is reclaiming her place in the sun. The Japanese world No.5...
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schemata architects installs adaptable display system within art university in tokyo

Schemata architects / jo nagasaka designed the new ‘building 16’ for the interior design course at musashino art university, in tokyo. the architects refer to the project as ‘semi-architecture’, describing an unfinished structure that continues to change through modifications made by the users themselves. since buildings in art schools are used by students to produce their works and to hold critiques and presentations, the team designed a system that allows users to move partitions and furniture flexibly to meet their needs.
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Japan's Princess Mako Marries After Years Of Controversy

Japan's Princess Mako married her university sweetheart on Tuesday, giving up her title in a union bereft of traditional extravaganza, with the couple reportedly planning a move to the United States. Women in the imperial family cannot ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne, and lose their royal status when they marry a...
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Robata’s Branding Identity By Mucho Loves the Neon Signs of Tokyo

Based in Melbourne, Robata is an izakaya-style restaurant. The name of the delicious restaurant is inspired by the Japanese word “robatayaki,” which translates to “fireside cooking.” The global creative agency Mucho designed the branding for this eatery. Inspired by neon signs found throughout Tokyo’s cityscapes, the branding system takes infinite cues from the streets of Japan.
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