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Former princess Mako, husband leave Japan to start new life in U.S.

Former Japanese princess Mako Komuro, right, and her husband Kei Komuro are pictured at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Nov.14, before leaving for New York to start a new life in the U.S.   © Kyodo

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Former princess Mako Komuro and her husband left Japan on Sunday to start a new life in the United States, less than a month after tying the knot amid controversy over a financial dispute involving his mother and her former fiance.

The couple, both 30, departed from Tokyo's Haneda airport for New York where Kei Komuro works as a law clerk at a legal firm. Their departure follows an apparent settlement of the dispute, with the former fiance reportedly agreeing to receive "settlement money" in a meeting with Kei Komuro on Friday night.

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