TOKYO: Japanese people rejoiced Monday over the official announcement that Princess Ayako. The Imperial Household Agency announced the planned engagement of Princess Ayako of Takamado to Kei Moriya, who works at major shipping company Nippon Yusen K.K.
Princess Ayako, 27, is the third daughter of the late Prince Takamado, a cousin of the Emperor, and Princess Hisako.
“I’d like to make a happy family with lots of laughing,” the princess said at a joint press conference alongside her fiance-to-be, held at the agency during the afternoon.
The couple’s wedding will take place on Oct. 29 at Meiji Jingu shrine in Tokyo, following “Nosai no Gi,” an engagement ceremony, on Aug. 12.