Takako Shimazu

Japanese former princess; youngest daughter of Emperor Shōwa and Empress Kōjun

Takako Shimazu (島津 貴子, Shimazu Takako, born 2 March 1939), born Takako, Princess Suga (清宮貴子内親王, Suga-no-miya Takako Naishinnō), is a former member of the Imperial House of Japan. She is the fifth and youngest daughter of Emperor Shōwa and Empress Kōjun. She is the youngest sister of the Emperor Emeritus of Japan, Akihito. She gave up her imperial title and left the Japanese Imperial Family in 1960.[1]

Takako Shimazu
Takako in 1950
BornTakako (貴子)
(1939-03-02) 2 March 1939 (age 85)
Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo City, Empire of Japan
Hisanaga Shimazu (m. 1960)
IssueYoshihisa Shimazu
HouseImperial House of Japan (until 1960)
FatherEmperor Shōwa
MotherEmpress Kōjun

References change

  1. Bix. Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan. pp. 270–271.