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Prince Kuni Kuniyoshi (Kuni no miya Kuniyoshi ō) (23 June 1873 - 29 June 1929) was a member of the Japanese imperial family and a career army officer during the Meiji and Taisho periods. He was the father of Empress Kojun (who in turn was the consort of Empreror Shōwa), and therefore, the maternal grandfather of the present emperor of Japan, Akihito. June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The imperial household of Japan (also referred to as the imperial family or kōshitsu (皇室)) refers those members of the extended family of the reigning Emperor of Japan who undertake official and public duties, as well as their minor children. ... See: Meiji Restoration, the revolution that ushered in the Meiji Era Meiji Era - the period in Japanese history when the Meiji Emperor reigned Emperor Meiji of Japan - Mutsuhito, the Meiji Emperor, who reigned during Meiji Era Meiji University - University in Tokyo. ... History of Japan Paleolithic Jomon Yayoi Yamato period ---Kofun period ---Asuka period Nara period Heian period Kamakura period Muromachi period Azuchi-Momoyama period ---Nanban period Edo period Meiji period Taisho period Showa period ---Japanese expansionism ---Occupied Japan ---Post-Occupation Japan Heisei The Taisho period (大正 Taishō, lit. ... Nagako (良子), Empress and later Empress Dowager of Japan, consort to the Emperor Showa Hirohito, (March 6, 1903 - June 16, 2000) and mother of the Emperor Akihito. ... Hirohito (裕仁), the Shōwa Emperor (昭和天皇), (April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989) reigned over Japan from 1926 to 1989. ... His Imperial Majesty The Emperor Akihito His Imperial Majesty The Emperor Akihito (明仁), tennō heika (天皇陛下), (born December 23, 1933) is the 125th, and current Emperor (天皇 tennō) of Japan. ...


Prince Kuniyoshi was born in Kyoto, the third son of Prince Kuni Asahiko (Kuni no miya Asahiko Shinnō) and the court lady Isume Makiko. His father, Prince Asahiko (also known as Shōren no miya Sun'yu and Nagakawa no miya Asahiko), was a son of Prince Fushimi Kuniie (Fushimi no miya Kuniie Shinnō), the head of one of four branch houses of the imperial dynasty entitled to provide a successor to the throne. In 1872, the Emperor Meiji granted Prince Asahiko the title "Kuni no miya" (Prince Kuni) and authorization to begin a new branch of the imperial family. Prince Kuniyoshi succeeded to the title upon his father's death on 29 October 1891. His half-brothers, Prince Asaka, Prince Higashikuni, Prince Nashimoto, and Prince Kaya, all formed new branches of the imperial family during the Meiji period. Location of Kyoto, on the main island of Japan Kyoto (Japanese: 京都市; Kyōto-shi) is a city in Japan that has a population of 1. ... 1872 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Asaka Yasuhiko (朝香鳩彦 Asaka Yasuhiko, 2 October 1887 - 13 April 1981), Prince Asakanomiya (朝香宮) of Japan, was a member of the Japanese imperial family and a career army officer. ... Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni (東久邇 稔彦 Higashikuni Naruhiko, also Higashikuni no miya Naruhiko ō (東久邇宮 稔彦王)) (3 December 1887 – 26 January 1990) was the 43rd Prime Minister of Japan from 17 August 1945 to 9 October 1945, a period of 54 days. ... Prince Nashimoto Morimasa (Nashimoto no miya Morimasa ō) (9 March 1874 - 2 January 1951) was a one-time member of the Japanese imperial family, field marshal in the Imperial Japanese Army, and the chief priest of the Ise Shrine from 1937 until 1947. ...


Prince Kuni graduated from the Military Academy in 1897. During the Russo-Japanese War, he served as a major in the infantry assigned to the staff of General Kuroki Tamemoto, commander of the First Army. From 1907 to 1910, he tudied tactics in Germany and was attached to Second Regiment of the Prussian Foot Guards. Upon returning to Japan, he rose to the rank of major general and given command of the 38th Infantry Regiment. Later he commanded the First Brigade of the Imperial Guards and rose to the rank of lieutenant general in 1918. Along with that command, he received the additional post of chief priest of the Meiji Shrine. He became a full general and a member of the Supreme War Council in 1923. Prince Kuni was an early advocate of military aviation. One of his protégés was Yamamoto Isoroku, the future admiral and commander-in-chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet. On 27 January 1929 (two days before his death), Emperor Showa promoted him to the honorary rank of field marshal. 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) was a conflict that grew out of the rival imperialist ambitions of Imperial Russia and Japan in Manchuria and Korea. ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Meiji Jingu (明治神宮), located in Tokyo, Japan near Harajuku Station is the Shinto shrine dedicated to the souls of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken. ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku Yamamoto (山本 五十六 Yamamoto Isoroku) (April 4, 1884 - April 18, 1943) was the outstanding Japanese naval commander of World War II. Family background Yamamoto was born Isoroku Takano (高野 五十六 Takano Isoroku) in Nagaoka in Niigata. ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


On 13 December 1889, Prince Kuniyoshi married Shimazu Chikako (18 October 1879 - 10 September 1956), the seventh daughter of Prince (or Duke) Shimazu Tadayoshi [peer], the last daimyo of Satsuma. The marriage represented an alliance between the imperial family and Satsuma clan. Prince and Princess Kuni had six children, three sons and three daughters. Their third daughter, Princess Nagako, married then Crown Prince Hirohito in 1924. The eldest son, Prince Asaakira (2 February 1902 - 2 December 1959), succeeded to the Kuni no miya title but lost his princely status as part of the reform of the imperial household during the American occupation in October 1947. December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in Leap years). ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday. ... The daimyo (大名: daimyō) were the most powerful feudal rulers from the 12th century to the 19th century in Japan. ... This article is about the province. ... Hirohito (裕仁), the Shōwa Emperor (昭和天皇), (April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989) reigned over Japan from 1926 to 1989. ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


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Wikipedia: Nagako (505 words)
Prince Kuni Kuniyoshi, a son of Prince Kuni Asahiko, was the head of one eleven cadet branches of the imperial family during the Meiji and Taisho periods.
The January 1919 engagement of Princess Nagako to her distant cousin then-Crown Prince Hirohito was unusual in two respects.
First, she was a princess of the imperial blood (albeit a minor one), whereas for centuries the chief consorts of Japanese emperors and crown princes had come one of the five senior branches of the Fujiwara clan (Konoe, Ichijô, Nijô, Takatsukasa, and Kujô), the most illustrious families of the court nobility or kuge.
Prince Asaka: Information from Answers.com (983 words)
Prince Yasuhiko was born in Kyoto, the eighth son of Prince Kuni Asahiko (Kuni no miya Asahiko Shinnō) and the court lady Tsunoda Sugako.
His father, Prince Kuni, was former Buddhist priest and minor prince descended from the Fushimi-no-miya, one the four branch houses of the imperial dynasty (shinnōke) entitled to provide a successor to the throne.
Prince Yasuhiko was a half-brother of Prince Higashikuni Naruhiko, Prince Nashimoto Morimasa, and Prince Kuni Kuniyoshi, the father of the future Empress Kojun, the consort of Emperor Shōowa.
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