Former Japanese princess finds a job in the US

Princess Mako of Akishino – former Japanese princess, who gave up the Japanese imperial family to marry a commoner last year. She was accepted to work at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in the US.

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Kei Komuro, husband of the former princess and Mako

Japanese media reported that former princess Mako Komuro is working as an unpaid assistant to managers at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in New York, USA. Her workplace is about a 10-minute drive from her home.

According to The Japan Times, Mako Komuro is working as a volunteer, not an official employee of MET.

Former princess Mako Komuro graduated from the International Christian University in Mitaka, Tokyo, on 26 March 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Art and Cultural Heritage. She continued her graduate studies in the UK where she studied at the University of Leicester for a year, receiving an MA degree in Art Museum and Gallery Studies. The former princess also studied art history at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Before leaving the Japanese imperial family, she was a researcher at The University Museum, The University of Tokyo. Many Japanese people regret when the princess marries a commoner, forcing her to give up her royal status, as prescribed by the Emperor of Japan.

After getting married, Mako and her husband moved to New York, USA, to live. Kei Komuro, 30, husband of the former princess, graduated from Fordham University‘s law school in New York in May 2021 and worked as an assistant at a law office while waiting for the exam to get a law degree. Reportedly, Komuro failed the bar exam twice.

Former Japanese princess
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in New York, USA

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