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Princess Mikasa
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Princess Yuriko during the New Year Greeting on 2 January 2012
Born 4 June 1923 (1923-06-04) (age 97)
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Takahito, Prince Mikasa
(m. 1941; his death 2016)
Issue Princess Yasuko of Mikasa
Prince Tomohito of Mikasa
Yoshihito, Prince Katsura
Princess Masako of Mikasa
Norihito, Prince Takamado
Full name
Yuriko (百合子)
House Imperial House of Japan
Father Masanari Takagi
Mother Kuniko Takagi
Religion Shinto

Yuriko, Princess Mikasa (崇仁親王妃百合子 Takahito Shinnōhi Yuriko), born Yuriko Takagi (高木百合子 Takagi Yuriko) on 4 June 1923, is a member of the Imperial House of Japan as the widow of Takahito, Prince Mikasa, the fourth son of Emperor Taishō and Empress Teimei. The Princess is the last surviving paternal aunt of the present emperor, Akihito. She is the oldest member of the Imperial Family, and the only living member who was born in the Taishō period during the reign of her father-in-law.

On 29 March 1941, Yuriko's engagement to her second cousin once removed, Prince Mikasa, was announced. The engagement ceremony was held on 3 October 1941, and the wedding ceremony took place on 22 October 1941. Prince and Princess Mikasa were married for 75 years, until Prince Mikasa's death in October 2016.

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