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Vice Admiral HIH Prince Kuni Asaakira

BORN : 2 FEB 1901, Tokyo,Japan
Source : Japan Year Book 1940/1941 Japan Year Book 1940/1941
DIED : 7 DEC 1959, Tokyo,Japan

FATHER : Field Marshal HIH Prince Kuni Kuniyoshi G.C.V.O. [23 JUN 1873 - 29 JUN 1929]
MOTHER : Princess Shimazu Chikako [19 OCT 1879 - 10 SEP 1956]

PARTNER : HIH Princess Fushimi Tomoko [18 MAY 1907 - 30 JUN 1947]
Union: 25 JUL 1925, Tokyo,Japan

  1. HIH Princess Kuni Masako [8 DEC 1926 - ]
  2. HIH Princess Kuni Asako [23 OCT 1927 - ]
  3. HIH Prince Kuni Kuniaki [25 MAR 1929 - ]
  4. HIH Princess Kuni Michiko [4 SEP 1933 - ]
  5. HIH Princess Kuni Hideko [21 JUL 1937 - ]
  6. HIH Prince Kuni Asatake [11 MAY 1940 - ]
  7. HIH Princess Kuni Noriko [18 SEP 1941 - ]


NOTES:
3rd Prince Kuni-no-miya [29.1.1929] - [14.10.1947]
Head of the Imperial House of Kuni-no-miya [14.10.1947] - [7.12.1959]
In 1921, he served for the customary term in the House of Peers. He graduated from the 49th class of the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy in 1921 and the Naval War College (Japan) in 1925. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant in 1928, and served aboar d the cruiser Kiso as the chief gunner in 1931, he was transferred to the cruiser Yakumo in the same capacity in August 1934, promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 1936 and was assigned to the Naval General Staff Office, then Captai n in 1938 and Rear Admiral in 1940, he placed in command of the First Naval Aviation Wing in 1942, promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral in 1943. On 14th October 1947, he and his children lost their imperial status and he adopted Kunias hi s surname. He later became president of the Japan Shepherd Dog Association, and an avid orchid grower, and held posts in the Jinja Honcho, the religious corporation which succeeded the government in the control of Shinto shrines. Order of the Golden Kite (4th class) Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum



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