Japan’s Princess Mako to marry boyfriend Kei Komuro by year-end

Princess Mako, a niece of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, will marry her boyfriend Kei Komuro by the end of the year and may start a new life in the United States, but without holding the related ritual ceremonies in a rare decision, a government source said on Wednesday.Amid public unease about their marriage caused by a money dispute between Komuro’s mother and her former fiancé, the princess is likely to decline a lump-sum payment of up to about 150 million yen (US$1.36 million) usually given to…