A government source said on Wednesday that Princess Mako and her boyfriend Kei Komuro plan to have a low-key wedding by the end of the year. She will likely decline a lump-sum payment that is usually given to royal women upon their departure from the household.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga apologized on Wednesday for his administration’s request to ask drinks wholesalers to stop supplying liquor to restaurants and bars that defied the ban on serving alcohol under the COVID-19 emergency state.
A driver of a bullet train temporarily left the cockpit to use the bathroom on Sunday while the train was running with about 160 passengers on board. He asked a conductor, who didn’t have a driver’s license, to man the train in his absence.