Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former Japanese princess Yoko was in New York as part of her husband Masa’s publicity tour for his album
A newly-married Japanese heir to the throne who was briefly embroiled in scandal earlier this year has moved to New York.
She joins husband Masa Hakusan as they promote his new album.
The couple separated last summer after the 40-year-old princess took a job at a department store.
She reportedly returned to Tokyo in September, taking up the job at a clothing company.
It is not clear what work she is doing.
Princess Yoko was born into Japan’s royal family in 1966.
She was given the title Hisako and was officially given the title Heisei (Princess) in 2005 – but her stepmother broke with tradition and re-assigned the title to the couple in 2017.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The princess reportedly returned to Tokyo after her separation with the husband of another former Japanese princess
Masa Hakusan is the son of Crown Prince Naruhito and the former Crown Princess Masako. He has never met his father’s brother, Crown Prince Naruhito.
Princess Heisei turned the age of 60 on Tuesday, and is permitted to marry her female partner for the first time as long as she is divorced from her previous husband.