- Reign: 585-587AD
- Period: Asuka Period
- Family: Emperor Kinmei (father) Empress Suiko (sister)
- Burial Place: –
- Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Bidatsu * Successor Emperor Sushun
Emperor Yōmei (用明天皇) was the thirty-first Emperor of Japan. He is known to have been the son of Emperor Kinmei and father to Shōtoku Taisha1, with his sister being the later first Empress of Japan Empress Suiko.2
1. Martin, P. (1997) ”The Chrysanthemum Throne”. Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Limited.
2. Tsurumi, P. (1981) “Early Female Emperors” Historical Reflections Vol.8 No.1 pp.41-49.
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