Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Mikasa and their family

His Imperial Highness Prince Mikasa

  • Name
    • Takahito
  • Lineage
    • Fourth Son of Emperor Taisho
  • Date of Birth
    • 2 December 1915
  • The Personal Title for Young Members(Been conferred in accordance with the Imperial Family's tradition of appellation)
    • Prince Sumi(Sumi-no-Miya)
  • Coming of Age Ceremony
    • 2 December 1935 (at the age of 20)
  • Honorary Positions
    • Honorary President of the Middle Eastern Culture Center in Japan
    • Honorary President of the Japan - Turkey Society
    • Honorary Vice-President of the Japanese Red Cross Society
  • Education
    • After studying at the Gakushuin Junior High School graduated from the Military Academy and served in the cavalry regiment.
    • 1941 - Graduated from the Military Staff College and served as a staff officer

Her Imperial Highness Princess Mikasa

  • Name
    • Yuriko
  • Lineage
    • Second Daughter of the late Masanari Takagi
  • Date of Birth
    • 4 June 1923
  • Honorary Positions
    • Reserve Member of the Imperial House Council
    • Honorary Vice-President of the Japanese Red Cross Society
  • Education
    • 1941 - Graduated from the Gakushuin Women's Academy

Marriage

  • Imperial Consent
    • 29 March 1941
  • Engagement Ceremony (Nosai no Gi)
    • 3 October 1941
  • Marriage
    • 22 October 1941

Children

  • First Daughter
    • Her Imperial Highness Princess Yasuko
    • Date of Birth: 26 April 1944
    • Marriage: 18 December 1966 (Mrs. Tadateru Konoe)
  • First Son
    • His Imperial Highness Prince Tomohito
    • Date of Birth: 5 January 1946
    • Marriage: 7 November 1980
    • Decease: 6 June 2012
  • Second Son
    • His Imperial Highness Prince Katsura (Yoshihito)
    • Date of Birth: 11 February 1948
    • Decease: 8 June 2014
  • Second Daughter
    • Her Imperial Highness Princess Masako
    • Date of Birth: 23 October 1951
    • Marriage: 14 October 1983 (Mrs. Soshitsu Sen)
  • Third Son
    • His Imperial Highness Prince Takamado (Norihito)
    • Date of Birth: 29 December 1954
    • Marriage: 6 December 1984
    • Decease: 21 November 2002

Her Imperial Highness Princess Tomohito of Mikasa

  • Name
    • Nobuko
  • Lineage
    • Third Daughter of the late Takakichi Aso
  • Date of Birth
    • 9 April 1955
  • Honorary Positions
    • President of the Tokyo Jikeikai
    • Honorary President of the Japan Rose Society
    • Honorary Vice-President of the Japanese Red Cross Society
  • Education
    • 1973 - Graduated from Rosslyn House College, UK

Marriage

  • Imperial House Council
    • 18 April 1980
  • Engagement Ceremony (Nosai no Gi)
    • 21 May 1980
  • Marriage
    • 7 November 1980

Children

  • Elder Daughter
    • Her Imperial Highness Princess Akiko
    • Date of Birth : 20 December 1981
    • She studied at Merton College, the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom from October 2004 to January 2010.
    • She was granted D. Phil. from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
    • She had been working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kinugasa Research Organization, Ritsumeikan University since October 2009 to March 2012.
    • She has been working at the GINKAKU Jisho-ji, Kenshu Dojo since April 2012.
    • She was appointed as a Special Invited Associate Professor at the Kinugasa Research Organization, Ritsumeikan University from April 2012 to March 2013, and she was appointed as a Visiting Associate Professor at the same organization from April 2013 to March 2014, and she was appointed as a Visiting Researcher at the same organization from May 2014.
    • She was inaugurated as the Visiting Researcher, Hosei University Research Center for International Japanese Studies from May 2012.
    • She was appointed as a Guest Research Fellow at the Archival Research Center of Kyoto City University of Arts from April 2014 .
    • She was inaugurated as the President of Shinyusha, General Incorporated Association from April 2013.
    • She was inaugurated as the President of the Japan-Turkey Society from June 2013.
    • She was inaugurated as the President of the Ski Instructors Association of Japan from April 2014
  • Second Daughter
    • Her Imperial Highness Princess Yohko
    • Date of Birth : 25 October 1983
    • Graduated from the Gakushuin Women's College
    • She had worked at the Japanese Red Cross Society since December 2006 to November 2012.
    • She was inaugurated as the Patron of the International association for Universal Design from August 2013.
    • She was inaugurated as the President of the Social Welfare Organization Yuai Jyuji kai from January 2014.

His Imperial Highness Prince Tomohito of Mikasa

  • Name
    • Tomohito
  • Lineage
    • Eldest Son of Prince Mikasa
  • Date of Birth
    • 5 January 1946
  • Coming of Age Ceremony
    • 5 January 1966 (at the age of 20)
  • Deceased
    • 6 June 2012
  • Education
    • 1968 - Graduated from the Department of Political Studies in the Faculty of Law of Gakushuin University
    • 1968-1970 - Studied at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, UK
    • 1970-1972 - Served as a committee member on the organizing committee for the Sapporo Winter Olympics.
    • 1975 - Served as a member of the secretariat for the Okinawa International Marine Exhibition and Overseas Marine Youth Meeting.