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Kōkoku (興国) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Southern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Engen and before Shōhei. This period started in April 1340 and ended in December 1346.[1] The monarch during this time were was Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇, Go-Murakami-tennō).[2] The Northern Court pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Kōmyō (光明天皇, Kōmyō-tennō).[3]

Events of the Kōkoku era[change | change source]

Northern Court nengō[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kōkoku" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 549.
  2. Nussbaum, "Go-Murakami Tennō," p. 257.
  3. Nussbaum, "Kōmyō Tennō," p. 555; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 294-297.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Titsingh, p. 297.

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Kōkoku 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
1340 1341 1342 1343 1344 1345 1346
Preceded by:
Southern Court nengō:
Succeeded by: