ENGAGED. PRINCESS SAYAKO, 35, to Yoshiki Kuroda, a 39-year-old government employee; in Tokyo. The princess, who is the only daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, drew praise from many single Japanese women for her decision to delay marriage until she found the right partner. Her fiancÚ is an urban planner for the Tokyo metropolitan administration and is reported to be a close school friend of the princess's elder brother, Prince Fumihito.

HONORED. VIJAY SINGH, 41, Fijian golfer; as PGA Player of the Year, ending Tiger Woods' five-year grip on the award; in New York City. Singh, who...

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