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Name  Soga Emishi
Great-grandparents  Soga no Koma
Grandparents  Soga no Iname
Parents  Soga no Umako
Role  Statesman


Died  July 11, 645 AD, Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Children  Soga no Iruka, Soga no Tetsuki no Iratsume
People also search for  Soga no Iruka, Soga no Umako, Prince Yamashiro, Soga no Iname

Soga no Emishi (蘇我 蝦夷, 587 – July 11, 645) was a statesman of the Yamato Imperial Court. His alternative names include Emishi (毛人) and Toyora no Ōomi (豊浦大臣). After the death of his father Soga no Umako, Emishi took over Ōomi , the Minister of state, from his father.

According to the Nihonshoki, from the end of the reign of Empress Suiko to that of Empress Kōgyoku, Emishi enjoyed influence in the court. After the death of Empress Suiko, Emishi succeeded in installing Prince Tamura on the throne as Emperor Jomei by citing the will of Empress Suiko. Although Prince Yamashiro was another candidate, Emishi murdered Sakaibe no Marise, his uncle who nominated Oe no Ou, paving the way for his favorite. After the discernment of Emperor Jomei, Emishi supported Empress Kōgyoku.

His daughter, Soga no Tetsuki no Iratsume, was a wife of Emperor Jomei and bore Emperor Jomei one daughter Princess Yata.

In 645, when his son Iruka was murdered in front of the Empress, Emishi committed suicide the next day.

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