Komuro travelled to New York in 2018 to study law at Fordham University School of Law. But when he returned to Japan last month, he continued to receive judgment, including for sporting a ponytail. 

The couple have faced intense media scrutiny, attacks and criticisms on social media over the course their relationship. There was also a lack of support from the public. The Imperial House Agency revealed that Mako has been diagnosed with post-traumatic Stress Disorder earlier in the month.

Mako thanked all those who stood by him at the Oct. 26 press conference. “I accept that there are different opinions about our marital relationship. She said that she felt sorry for those who were in trouble. The New York Times. “I am grateful for those who were quiet concerned about us or who continued to support us without being confused with baseless information.”