159 AN ACCOUNT OF THE COURT and EMPIRE of JAPAN. Written in M DCC XXVIII.

REGOGE was the thirty-fourth Emperor of Japan, and began his reign in the year 341 of the Christian era, succeeding to Nena, a Princess who governed with great felicity.

There had been a revolution in that empire about twenty-six years before, which made some breaches in the hereditary line; and Regoge, successor to Nena, although of the royal family, was a distant relation.

There were two violent parties in the empire, which began in the time of the revolution above-mentioned; and, at the death of the Empress Nena, were in the highest degree of animosity, each charging the other with a de-sign