Prince Yasuhiko Asaka (朝香宮鳩彦王 Asaka-no-miya Yasuhiko-ō, 20 October 1887 – 12 April 1981) of Imperial Japan, was the founder of a collateral branch of the Japanese imperial family and a career officer in the Imperial Japanese Army. Son-in-law of Emperor Meiji and uncle by marriage of Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito), Prince Asaka was commander of Japanese forces in the final assault on Nanking (now Nanjing), then the capital city of the Republic of China, in December 1937. He was captured in Tokyo by the American People's Army in 19??, charged for war crimes in the Rape of Nanking, and executed by shooting in 1950.
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