This category contains the Emperors and Empresses of Japan. The role of the Emperor of Japan (天皇, tennō) alternated between that of a high-rank cleric with largely symbolic powers and that of an actual imperial ruler, from the dawn of history until the mid-twentieth century. Under Japan's modern constitution, the emperor is now a largely titular head of state (see Politics of Japan).
Articles in category "Japanese emperors"
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