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Princess Mako: Why her father doesn’t want to talk about her anymore

Ex-Princess Mako
Why her father doesn’t want to talk about her anymore

Ex-Princess Mako

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Crown Prince Fumihito announced on his 57th birthday that he intends to release more information in the future. Just not about his exiled daughter Mako.

At a recent press conference marking his 57th birthday, Crown Prince Fumihito stated that he aims to “communicate information more directly” when it is not released in an “indirect manner” as is currently being done through the Imperial Household Agency.

Conservative imperial family wants to become more transparent

“It has to be considered through which medium the information should be disseminated and whether the agency’s website is the appropriate place for it,” the crown prince said of the conservative imperial family, adding that it was necessary to have accurate information about the imperial family to spread. It is also important that people know where to find accurate information about the family. The 57-year-old does not even rule out social media accounts: “I firmly believe that there is such a possibility.”

Ex-princess Mako no longer wants to be discussed

Prince Fumihito got a bit more personal towards the end of his press conference when he was asked about his children. A wedding for Princess Kako, 27? Not currently in the room, so Fumihito. His son Prince Hisahito, 16, is not thinking about love either, but is visiting various places in Japan on his father’s advice to learn more about the history and culture of his country. The 57-year-old does not want to talk about his lost daughter, ex-princess Mako, 31. The reason: Mako asked her parents not to speak publicly about her anymore, Fumihito explained.

With her wedding in October last year, Princess Mako not only had to give up her title, she also left her family and moved into exile in New York with her husband Kei Komuro, 31. Here they build a new life far away from the strict rules of the Japanese imperial family.

Sources used: asahi.com, jen.jiji.com

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