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Information about reign: 神武天皇 (Emperor Jimmu)

From11 February 660 BC
To9 April 585 BC
Personal InformationEmperor Jimmu of Japan (-711 - -585)

Emperor Jimmu (神武天皇 Jinmu-tennō) was the first emperor of Japan, according to legend. His accession is traditionally dated as 660 BCE.

In mythology, he is a descendant of the sun goddess Amaterasu through her grandson Ninigi, as well as a descendant of the storm god Susanoo.