Prince Mikasa facts for kids
2 December 1915|
Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
|Died||27 October 2016
|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.
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.
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.
- Order of the Chrysanthemum
- Order of the Elephant
- Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, 1982
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