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Japanese Princess Mako’s husband fails New York Bar exams

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Robert Frank
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The husband of Japanese Princess Mako, Komori Kei, failed the bar exam in the US state of New York, and the results were announced a few days after their marriage.

Princess Mako, the eldest daughter of Crown Prince Fumihito and niece of Emperor Naruhito, married her former university classmate, Kei Komuro, after an eight-year courtship to graduate from the imperial family.

Read also: Protests in Tokyo against the marriage of Princess Mako with a commoner

The couple plans to move into an apartment together in Tokyo before moving to the United States and living in New York City where Komuro works as a lawyer at the New Jersey-based law firm.

Komuro took the exam earlier, and the results of the exam were published on the website of the New York State Board of Law Examiners on Friday. His name was not among the successful candidates.

Japan’s strict succession laws prevent women from ascending the throne and force them to give up their titles if they marry commoners.

The cost of renting one-bedroom apartments in the most upscale neighborhoods in New York, such as West Village in Manhattan, ranges from $3,000 to $11,000 per month.

Palace officials said Mako had rejected the 140 million yen (£890,000) offer, and she is expected to find a job in New York.

Mako is the first member of the imperial family since World War II to not to receive the payment, chose to do so due to criticism of the marriage.

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