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|
Prince Mikasa (三笠宮崇仁親王, Mikasa-no-miya Takahito shinnō, 2 December 1915 – 27 October 2016) was a member of the Imperial House of Japan.
Early life[change | change source]
Prince Takahito was the fourth and youngest son of Emperor Taishō and Empress Teimei. He was the brother of Emperor Shōwa, who was the father of the current emperor.
The prince's childhood title was Sumi-no-miya. He attended the Gakushūin Peers' School from 1922 to 1932.
The prince attended the Imperial Japanese Army Academy from 1932 to 1936. He graduated from the Army Staff College.
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]
Prince Mikasa died of cardiac arrest after being treated for pneumonia at a hospital in Tokyo at the age of 100.
Honors[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ In 2012, Prince Mikasa is fifth in the order of succession.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Mikasa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 629.
- ↑ McCarthy, Terry. "Tokyo 'in 1931 poison plot'," Archived 2012-11-02 at the Wayback Machine 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 Takahito, Prince Mikasa at Wikimedia Commons
- Imperial Household Agency (Kunaicho), Prince and Princess Mikasa