Princess Mako's fiance-to-be to work in New York

NHK -- Jul 31
NHK has learned that the man whose engagement with Japan's Princess Mako was postponed is to start his law career in the US state of New York.

Sources say Komuro Kei took a bar exam in the state this week and the result is due by mid-December.

They also say he has a prospect of working at a local law firm.

Komuro is a college classmate of Princess Mako, a niece of Emperor Naruhito.

The Imperial Household Agency announced in 2017 that the two were getting engaged.

But the agency later announced a postponement of ceremonies leading up to their wedding following media reports about a financial problem between Komuro's mother and her former fiance.

Komuro moved to the United States three years ago to study at Fordham University School of Law in New York State with the aim of obtaining a state license to practice law. He graduated from the law school this May.

He will reportedly keep living in New York to prepare for his new career. - NHK