The ripples of “Mako’s refusal to answer” revealed at Prince Akishino’s birthday press conference
About my eldest daughter…”
His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino celebrated his 57th birthday on November 30, and prior to this, he answered questions at a press conference on November 25.
He touched on a variety of topics, including the current status of the new Corona, the 50th anniversary of the reversion of Okinawa to mainland Japan, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and spoke about his impressions of these issues.
As for his eldest son, Eugene, he said
He has been in the same school from kindergarten to junior high school for the past 12 years, and from this April he has started a new life in a new place. He seems to be busy with his classes and club activities, but is enjoying his life to the fullest.
He seems to be busy with his classes and club activities, but he seems to be having a fulfilling life.
She also mentioned her second daughter Kako’s official duties, and in response to a question about her marriage, she said
As for marriage, we are not discussing anything in particular at this moment,” he said.
Mako was married in October of last year in a small room.
Mako’s marriage to Kei Komuro last October has been in the spotlight for more than a year now, and it is likely that Kako’s marriage will be the focus of much attention in Japan as well.
As for Mako’s recent situation, Her Imperial Highness Prince Akishino said
Regarding our eldest daughter, she has asked me not to talk about her recent situation, so I will refrain from talking about it here,” he said.
This is an unusual request, and I will refrain from talking about it here.
Since her husband, Mr. Komuro, had just been admitted to the New York State Bar, there was a great deal of interest in what Princess Akishino would have to say. However, there were no questions about Mr. Komuro, and he refrained from talking about Mako’s recent situation, so in the end, nothing was heard.
The fact that Akishino no Miya expressed the wish that she would refrain from talking about her own affairs, including recent developments, suggests that she did not hear directly from Mako, but rather through someone else. This means that she did not hear this directly from Mako, but rather through someone else.
Mako may have asked either Noriko or Kako to tell her father, Prince Akishino. In any case, it seems that there is a very strong distance between Mr. Komuro and Akishino no Miya, triggered by the financial troubles of the Komuro family. It seems that the reporters had made a discovery in advance and decided not to ask any questions about Mr. Komuro,” said a journalist from the Imperial Household.
Speaking of Ms. Komuro, in early November, when she was directly bombarded by the Japanese press in New York to congratulate her on her acceptance, she simply decided to “ignore them” and walked briskly away with a blank expression on her face.
Following in the footsteps of her husband, Princess Mako refused to talk about her recent situation, let alone express her joy at having been accepted.
Although she has left the imperial family, Mako, who is still a relative of the emperor, will never open her heart to the Japanese people again….
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