NHK has learned that Princess Mako is getting engaged to a man she met at university.
Princess Mako is 25 years old. She is the eldest daughter of Prince Akishino, who is the second son of the current Emperor.
Sources told NHK that she will become engaged to Kei Komuro, who lives in Yokohama, near Tokyo. They both studied at a university in Tokyo.
The couple is expected to hold a news conference after arrangements are made. The sources say the wedding will likely be held next year.