Who was the princess supposed to marry, anyway?
October 26, 2021 6:00 PM Subscribe
Recent news coverage of the marriage of Princess Mako of Japan states that she lost her royal status because "she married a commoner". But who could she marry who wasn't a commoner? From what I can tell, the Kazoku (Japanese Nobles) were abolished in 1947. I can't imagine she'd be expected to marry a member of the Imperial Household. But who else counts as "not a commoner" in Japan these days?