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In the ancient Japanese government, Nairan (内覧) was the inspection of documents submitted to the Tennō (Emperor), or the position held by those who performed the inspection.[1]

The Tennō usually gave a Nairan no Senji (内覧の宣旨), or an Imperial edict of inspection, to the regent, also known as Sessho or Kampaku.


  1. ^ Goble, Andrew (1996). Kenmu: Go-Daigo's Revolution. Harvard University Press. p. 41. ISBN 0-674-50255-8.