Tokyo TV station skips ugly controversy over Princess Mako’s marriage, shows Blade instead

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

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Some TV stations are always trying to ice-skate uphill.

On Tuesday, Japan’s Princess Mako and her fiancé, New York lawyer Kei Komuro, officially registered their marriage. The couple had announced their engagement all the way back in 2017, but the lengthy delay before tying the knot wasn’t the result of arduous meetings with wedding planners to make sure every little thing was just right for the ceremony and reception, but rather part of an ongoing controversy over the appropriateness of the match.

Many non-Japanese-language reports make mention of Komuro being a “commoner,” but for members of Japan’s imperial

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