Famous Japanese Empresses & Queens

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Queen Himiko
(Queen of Japan)
Queen Himiko
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Birthdate: 0170 AD
Birthplace: Yamatai, Japan
Died: 0248 AD

Queen Himiko was a shamaness-queen who reigned over Yamataikoku from 189 AD until her death in 248 AD. Over the years, Queen Himiko has been depicted in several graphic novels, anime, and video games across Japan. She is also depicted in video games as a tyrant or sorceress with sexually revealing clothing.

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Empress Kōjun
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Birthdate: March 6, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: June 16, 2000

Empress Kōjun was an Empress consort of Japan. As the wife of Emperor Shōwa, Kōjun was one of the most important members of the Imperial House of Japan. She reigned as empress consort from 1926 to 1989, becoming the longest-serving empress consort in the history of Japan. Kōjun performed her ceremonial duties and accompanied Emperor Shōwa on his foreign tours.

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Empress Suiko
(Monarch)
Empress Suiko
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Birthdate: 0554 AD
Birthplace: Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Died: April 15, 0628

Empress Suiko reigned as the 33rd monarch of Japan from 593 to 628. Suiko is often recognized as the first of eight women to assume the role of empress regnant in Japan. Empress Suiko reigned until her death and she is venerated even today at a memorial Shinto shrine in Osaka.

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Empress Kōken
(Empress of Japan)
Empress Kōken
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Birthdate: 0718 AD
Birthplace: Japan
Died: August 28, 0770
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Empress Masako
(Empress of Japan)
Empress Masako
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Birthdate: December 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan