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Soga no Emishi (蘇我 蝦夷; 587 - 645) was a statesman of Yamato Imperial Court. His alternative names include Emishi (毛人) and Toyora no Ooomi (豊浦大臣). After the death of his father Umako, Emishi took over Ooomi, the Minister of state, from his father. Events End of the Nan Liang Dynasty in China. ... Events End of the reign of Empress Kogyoku of Japan Emperor Kotoku ascends to the throne of Japan Byzantines recapture Alexandria from the Arabs Births Empress Jito of Japan Categories: 645 ... Minister of State is a title borne by officials in certain countries governed under the parliamentary system. ...


From the end of the reign of Empress Suiko to that of Empress Kogyoku, Emishi enjoyed influence in the court. After the death of Empress Suiko, Emishi succeeded in installing Prince Tamura on the throne as Emperor Jomei by citing the will of Empress Suiko. Although Yamashiro no Oe no Ou was another candidate, Emishi murdered the uncle who nominated Oe no Ou, paving the way for favorite. After the discernment of Emperor Jomei, Emishi supported Empress Kogyoku. Empress Suiko (推古天皇) (554-628) was the 33rd imperial ruler of Japan and the first woman to hold this position. ... Empress Suiko (推古天皇) (554-628) was the 33rd imperial ruler of Japan and the first woman to hold this position. ...


In 645, when his son Iruka was murdered in front of the Empress, Emishi commited suicide the next day. Events End of the reign of Empress Kogyoku of Japan Emperor Kotoku ascends to the throne of Japan Byzantines recapture Alexandria from the Arabs Births Empress Jito of Japan Categories: 645 ... Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of intentionally ending ones own life; it is sometimes a noun for one who has committed, or attempted the act. ...


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Emishi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2408 words)
The name Emishi (蝦夷, pre-7th century 毛人) was used by the Japanese to designate people who lived in northeastern Japan corresponding to the present-day Tohoku region, known in contemporary sources as michi no oku, who opposed and resisted the rule of the Japanese Emperors during the late Nara and early Heian periods (7th–10th centuries A.D.).
Ironically, it was the development of horse archery and the adoption of Emishi tactics by the early Japanese warriors that led to the Emishi defeat.
The Emishi of Akita in alliance with Michinoku attacked Japanese settlements in response.
Soga clan: Information from Answers.com (510 words)
Soga no Iname served as Great Minister from 536 until his death in 570, and was the first of the Soga to carry to extreme lengths the domination of the Throne by the nobility.
The Soga family, however, supported the introduction of Buddhism, placing a holy image of the Buddha in a major Shinto shrine; Soga no Iname claimed that Buddhism brought with it a new form of government that would subvert the independence of the clans, unifying the Japanese people under the Emperor.
Soga no Emishi and his son Iruka began to build more and more elaborate palaces and tombs for themselves, styling themselves sovereigns.
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