It seems that Mako Komuro, the eldest daughter of the Akishino family, and her husband Kei Komuro’s new home in New York was also a luxury property.
The Daily Mail reported on April 16 that the two are renting a one-bedroom apartment in the “Hell’s Kitchen” area of Manhattan, New York, for about $4,800 (about 550,000 yen).
“According to the official website, the property has a total of 392 luxury units. The common areas include a yoga studio, projection room, library, billiards room, golf simulator, pet care center, and a rooftop deck with barbecue. There are so many other things that I can’t even begin to describe, and it’s a very luxurious property that I can’t imagine in Japan.
There are many famous places in the vicinity, including Central Park, the Broadway theater district, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center.
Mako, who had asked Kei to base herself overseas, may find this place heavenly, considering that she moved from Japan, a cramped country where she had no freedom. Of course, there is a doorman on duty 24 hours a day, and with such a full range of facilities in the apartment, she will be able to live a very comfortable life. It is a rich property that can be said to be worthy of a former princess.
However, I am concerned about the income of the two of them.
Mr. Komuro failed to pass the New York State bar exam and will take the next one in February. Until then, he will be working as a legal clerk at the law firm where he is employed, and his annual income is said to be around 6 million yen. The annual income is said to be around 6 million yen, which would be much lower if he were to take home some money, but if the rent for this apartment is 550,000 yen, he would need 6.6 million yen for rent alone.
“Mr. Komuro will pay a settlement of 4 million yen to Kayo’s former fiancé, but his attorney, Mr. Kamishiba, has not disclosed the source of the money. It is said that when she was studying in the U.S., she borrowed about 10 million yen in living expenses over three years from Okuno & Associates when she was working in Japan.
If that is the case, he should not be able to afford it. However, if they have to live in the middle of New York, it is only natural that they would have to spend this much. On top of that, he has to protect Mako from danger…” (Women’s magazine reporter)
Now that they are husband and wife, Mako is expected to support Kei financially. If Kei passes the bar exam in February, he will become a lawyer and earn more than 20 million yen a year. There are reports that Mako will also be working at a museum, and if that happens, they will be able to make a good living. I wonder if they signed a contract for a luxury apartment in anticipation of the future even though they are currently in the red…
On the other hand, “Josei Jishin” reported that Ueshiba’s lawyer commented on Kei’s rejection, saying that “academic ability was not the problem.
“It’s a good thing that I’m not the only one who has a problem with this. If you can clearly say that you were rejected for reasons other than your academic ability, then there may have been some “trouble” during the exam. In any case, the pressure of the February exam must be much greater than the previous one. I’m sure they feel even more strongly than last time that they must not fail the exam.
It seems that Kei’s challenges will continue in order to continue the happy married life with Mako that he has finally found.
PHOTO： Shinji Hasuo