Prince Mikasa laid to rest in Imperial rite

National Nov 4, 2016

Prince Mikasa laid to rest in Imperial rite

Emperor Akihito's uncle, Prince Mikasa, who served in China during World War II and criticized the war waged in his older brother's name, was laid to rest Friday in solemn ceremonies attended by the Imperial family, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other mourners. Mikasa's death ...

Prince Mikasa spent his last years peacefully at Tokyo residence

National Oct 27, 2016

Prince Mikasa spent his last years peacefully at Tokyo residence

Emperor Akihito's uncle Prince Mikasa, who died of heart failure Thursday at the age of 100, spent the last years of his life peacefully at his residence in Tokyo, taking strolls and enjoying his daily studies and exercise. The prince, before he became wheelchair-bound in ...

National Oct 27, 2016

Chronology of the main events in Prince Mikasa's life

Dec. 2, 1915 — Born as the fourth son of Emperor Taisho. April 1932 — Enrolls in the Military Academy and graduates four years later. December 1939 — Enters the Military Staff College. Oct. 22, 1941 — Marries Yuriko Takagi, the second daughter of nobleman and entomologist ...

Prince Mikasa, Emperor Akihito's uncle, turns 100

National Dec 2, 2015

Prince Mikasa, Emperor Akihito's uncle, turns 100

Prince Mikasa, uncle of Emperor Akihito, turned 100 years old on Wednesday. The prince is the oldest member of the Imperial family, living through the reign of three different Emperors in the Taisho, Showa and Heisei eras. He is the only living royal family member ...