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Emperor Yōmei

Summary
was the 31st Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Yōmei's reign spanned the years from 585 until his death in 587. Traditional narrative He was called Tachibana no Toyohi no Mikoto in the Kojiki. He was also referred to as Prince Ōe and Prince Ikebe after the palace in which he lived. He acceded to the throne after the death of his half brother, Emperor Bidatsu. The influential courtiers from Emperor Bidatsu's reign, Mononobe no Moriya, also known as Mononobe Yuge no Moriya no Muraji or as Ō-muraji Yuge no Moriya, and Soga no Umako no Sukune, both remained in their positions during the reign of Emperor Yōmei. Umako was the son of Soga Iname no Sukune, and therefore, he would have been one of Emperor Yōmei's cousins.
  • 585: In the 14th year of Bidatsu-tennō's reign, he died; and the succession was received by his younger brother. Shortly thereafter, Emperor Yōmei is said to have acceded to the throne.
Yōmei's contemporary title would n
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