Takahito, Prince Mikasa
|Born||2 December 1915|
Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
|Died||27 October 2016 (aged 100)|
|Issue||Princess Yasuko of Mikasa|
Prince Tomohito of Mikasa
Yoshihito, Prince Katsura
Princess Masako of Mikasa
Norihito, Prince Takamado
|House||Imperial House of Japan|
The prince's childhood title was Sumi-no-miya. He attended the Gakushūin Peers' School from 1922 to 1932.
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.
- In 2012, Prince Mikasa is fifth in the order of succession.
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- "Prince Mikasa, a China war veteran who spanned three reigns, dies at 100". The Japan Times. October 27, 2016. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
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