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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. The monarch during this time were was Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇 , Go-Murakami-tennō). The Northern Court pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Kōmyō (光明天皇 , Kōmyō-tennō).

Events of the Kōkoku era

  • 1342 (Kōkoku 3): Minamoto no Nagamichi (源長通 ) was removed from his position as daijō daijin.
  • 1344 (Kōkoku 5): Shogun Ashikaga Takauji offered prayers at Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū.

Northern Court nengō

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