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Suishō (帥升, ca. AD 107) was a king of Wa (Japan). He is the first Japanese person whose name appeared in a Chinese history.

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The only historical record about Suishō is a brief sentence on Volume 85 of the Book of the Later Han.

In the first year of Yongchu during the reign of the Emperor An (AD 107), Suishō, the king of Wa, presented 160 生口 (slaves?) [to the emperor], and entreated an audience.[1]


  1. ^ Translated from 魏志倭人伝・後漢書倭伝・宋書倭国伝・隋書倭国伝 edited by Kiyoshi Wada and Michihiro Ishihara, Iwanami Bunko, 1951, p. 58

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