Japanese Princess Ayako to Get 106.75 M. Yen in State Money

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Tokyo, Oct. 11 (Jiji Press)--The Imperial House Economy Council decided on Thursday that 106.75 million yen in state money will be given to Princess Ayako, 28, who is set to marry this month and lose her Imperial Family status.

The amount represents the upper limit defined by law.

The decision was made at the council's meeting held at the Imperial Household Agency, which was presided over by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The meeting was attended by seven others, including Shinichiro Yamamoto, head of the agency, and the chiefs and deputy chiefs of both chambers of the Diet, the country's parliament.

The Imperial House Economy Law spells out that the one-off allowances be used to maintain the recipient's dignity as a person who was once a member of the Imperial Family.

The payment to Princess Ayako will be made soon after her wedding.

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