• Kyodo


Funeral services and a tomb for Prince Mikasa, who died last week at age 100, will cost an estimated ¥289 million, with the Cabinet deciding Tuesday to disburse ¥209 million of the total from the government’s reserve funds for fiscal 2016.

The remaining expenditures for the funeral for the uncle of Emperor Akihito will be covered by the Imperial Household Agency’s budget for this fiscal year and by requesting funds in its budget for fiscal 2017, which will start April 1.

The cost includes ¥134 million for the main ceremony, called the renso no gi rite, and ¥124 million for building the tomb.

Prince Mikasa, the oldest member of the Imperial family, died of cardiac arrest in a Tokyo hospital.

The funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Toshimagaoka Cemetery in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo.

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