Nov 07, 2016

Japan's oldest imperial family member, Prince Mikasa, dies at 100

Prince Mikasa, the oldest member of Japan's imperial family, died of cardiac arrest Thursday in Tokyo. He was 100. Mikasa, an uncle to Emperor Akihito, was the youngest brother of his father, Emperor Hirohito. Born Dec. 2, 1915, as Prince Takahito, he was the fourth son of Emperor Taisho. Mikasa was a scholar of ancient Asian history, teaching at Tokyo University of the Arts and Tokyo Women's...

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