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Prince Chichibu
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Prince Chichibu in December 1940
Born (1902-06-25)25 June 1902
Aoyama Detached Palace, Tokyo City, Japan
Died 4 January 1953(1953-01-04) (aged 50)
Kugenuma Villa, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan
Burial 12 January 1953
Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery, Bunkyo, Tokyo
Setsuko Matsudaira (m. 1928)
Full name
Yasuhito (雍仁)
House Imperial House of Japan
Father Emperor Taishō
Mother Empress Teimei
Military career
Allegiance  Japan
Service/branch  Empire of Japan Army
Years of service 1922–1945
Rank Major-General
Commands held 31st Infantry
Battles/wars Second Sino-Japanese War
Second World War

Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu (秩父宮雍仁親王 Chichibu-no-miya Yasuhito Shinnō, 25 June 1902 – 4 January 1953), was the second son of Emperor Taishō (Yoshihito) and Empress Teimei (Sadako), a younger brother of Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) and a general in the Imperial Japanese Army. As a member of the Imperial House of Japan, he was the patron of several sporting, medical, and international exchange organizations. Before and after World War II, the English-speaking prince and his wife attempted to foster good relations between Japan and the United Kingdom and enjoyed a good rapport with the British royal family. As with other Japanese imperial princes of his generation, he was an active-duty career officer in the Imperial Japanese Army. Like all members of the imperial family, he was exonerated from criminal prosecutions before the Tokyo tribunal by Douglas MacArthur.

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