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Engagement Of Princess Mako Of Japan

The imperial palace officially announced Japan's Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, is to wed a former college classmate.

The wedding is likely to heat up debate on the ever-shrinking royal family since she must become a commoner after marriage next summer and there are only four heirs to the throne.

Many Japanese welcomed Mako's engagement to Kei Komuro, 25.