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Ken Ruoff, History faculty, quoted in BBC Asia News article "The princess, the palace and the shrinking royal line" regarding Princess Mako of Akishino.
Author: History Department
Posted: May 19, 2017

Ken Ruoff, History faculty, was quoted in BBC Asia News article, "The princess, the palace and the shrinking royal line" regarding Princess Mako of Akishino. The Japanese emperor's granddaughter is set to marry law firm employee Kei Komuro. Under Japan's Imperial Household Law of 1947, princesses who marry commoners are removed from the royal family.