Statement by Ambassador Caroline Kennedy on the Death of Prince Mikasa

October 27, 2016

On behalf of the American people, I offer my deepest condolences to the Imperial Family and to the Japanese people on the loss of His Imperial Highness Prince Takahito of Mikasa.

As a scholar and teacher, Prince Mikasa’s life was marked by his steadfast commitment to learning and the advancement of the humanities and the human condition. My thoughts are with the Japanese people as they mourn their loss.