Takahito, Prince Mikasa
|Born||2 December 1915|
Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
|Died||27 October 2016 (aged 100)|
|Issue||Princess Yasuko of Mikasa|
Prince Tomohito of Mikasa
Yoshihito, Prince Katsura
Princess Masako of Mikasa
Norihito, Prince Takamado
|House||Imperial House of Japan|
Early life[change | change source]
The prince's childhood title was Sumi-no-miya. He attended the Gakushūin Peers' School from 1922 to 1932.
In 1935, Emperor Shōwa gave him the title Mikasa-no-miya (Prince Mikasa). He was given permission to form a new branch of the Imperial family.
Career[change | change source]
Prince Mikasa served in the army from 1937 to 1947.
He was an officer in China. He served at Army Headquarters during the Second World War.
Death[change | change source]
Honors[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- In 2012, Prince Mikasa is fifth in the order of succession.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Mikasa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 629.
- McCarthy, Terry. "Tokyo 'in 1931 poison plot'," The Independent (UK). 7 July 1994; retrieved 2012-6-19.
- "Prince Mikasa, a China war veteran who spanned three reigns, dies at 100". The Japan Times. October 27, 2016. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
- Quirinale.it, "S.A.I. Takahito di Mikasa Principe del Giappone"; retrieved 2012-6-19.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Prince Mikasa at Wikimedia Commons
- Imperial Household Agency (Kunaicho), Prince and Princess Mikasa