The Imperial Household Agency’s Distress over Mako and Kei Komuro’s “Anti-Marriage Demonstrations” and “Criminal Charges | FRIDAY DIGITAL

The Imperial Household Agency’s Distress over Mako and Kei Komuro’s “Anti-Marriage Demonstrations” and “Criminal Charges

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Princess Mako will marry Kei Komuro on October 26. What will His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino think when he sends off his daughter?

There is no other way to put this but to call it an extraordinary situation.

On October 10, a march demonstration was held in Tokyo to oppose the marriage of Kei Komuro to Princess Mako, the eldest daughter of the Akishino family.

The event was organized by Kei, an imperial family-related YouTube star, who viewed the various suspicions surrounding the Komuro family and the large amount of taxpayer money being used for Mr. Komuro’s security as problems. He has held street demonstrations against the marriage in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Osaka, Fukuoka and other cities, but this is his first march demonstration. In addition to the dawning of the state of emergency, they wanted to deepen the discussion as the day of marriage on the 26th approached.

About 100 supporters gathered at the starting point, Hibiya Park in Tokyo. Each of them held up a placard and paraded to Ginza. It is said that 80% of the participants were women.

“The demonstration, including the “Including the demonstrations, it seems that women in their 40s and above are the ones who are highly interested in the series of issues. On the other hand, men’s interest is not as strong as it should be. I’m not sure what to make of this. There are a lot of people who think, “Well, they’re getting married, so why don’t we just congratulate them? There are a lot of people who are just like that. There have been cases where the topic has come up at home, and differences in opinion have caused marital strife,” says a web media editor.

On the other hand, a closer look reveals that Mr. Kyo is criticizing Kei Komuro and his own mother Kayo, not Princess Mako or the Akishino family. According to a source who knows Mr. Kyo

“Unlike youtubers who just want to show off, he seems to be paying close attention. This is because there are some people who think that holding such demonstrations is in itself demeaning to the dignity of the Imperial Family, and they want to take action against Mr. Kyo.

At the same time, it was learned that journalist Shinohara Soichiro had filed a criminal complaint against Komuro’s mother, Kayo, for fraud.

According to “News Post Seven,” Shinohara submitted a complaint to the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office on April 6. According to “News Post Seven,” Shinohara submitted the complaint to the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office on April 6, and if the complaint is formally accepted, a full-scale investigation will be launched.

Mr. Shinohara is concerned about two “allegations of improper receipt of benefits” involving Ms. Kayo: the first is her late husband’s survivor’s pension, which she received after his death in 2002, and the second is her engagement to her former fiance, Mr. X, in September 2010. However, it is reported that Kayo is suspected to have received about 4 million yen in financial support from Mr. X, while still receiving the survivor’s pension.

The second is Kayo’s own injury and illness allowance. She took a leave of absence from her job at a confectionery store in 2006 due to “adjustment disorder” and received an injury allowance for a year and a half, but it is suspected that she was working part-time at a friend’s restaurant in Karuizawa while she was on leave.

Mr. Shinohara also has a YouTube channel, and his video explaining the main purpose of the criminal charges has received over 300,000 views.

It is the Imperial Household Agency that is struggling to come to terms with these developments just before the wedding.

“If things continue as they are, the foreign media will begin to take an interest from a strange perspective. The foreign media is already aware of the fact that there is something wrong with the marriage, which should normally be in a celebratory mood. If there is a demonstration on the day of the wedding, there is a possibility that it will be telegraphed to the world. The Imperial Household Agency will have many more nerve-wracking days ahead of them.

The situation is heating up.

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