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Thu Oct 27, 2016, 07:44 AM


Prince Mikasa, a China war veteran who spanned three reigns, dies at 100

Source: Japan Times

Prince Mikasa, uncle of Emperor Akihito, died of heart failure on Thursday at a Tokyo hospital, the Imperial Household Agency said. He was 100.

The prince, the oldest member of the Imperial family, was the youngest brother of Emperor Hirohito, posthumously known as Emperor Showa.


During the 1937-1945 Sino-Japanese war, Prince Mikasa served as an officer of the Imperial Army in China under a pseudonym, Wakasugi.

During the Sino-Japanese war, he was critical of Japanís aggression into China. Then in the postwar years, the prince emphasized the importance of peace.

In a 1994 interview with Yomiuri Shimbun, the prince criticized the Japanese Imperial Army for invading China and committing atrocities there.

Read more: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/10/27/national/prince-mikasa-china-war-veteran-spanned-three-reigns-dies-100/#.WBH1gS0rLIU

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Guy Whitey Corngood Oct 2016 #1

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Thu Oct 27, 2016, 07:47 AM

1. Imagine all the things he's seen during his lifetime. That's crazy. nt

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