The Emperor’s personal name was Yoshihito (嘉仁?). According to Japanese custom, during the reign the emperor is called the (present) Emperor. After death he is known by a posthumous name that, according to a practice dating to 1912, is the name of the era coinciding with his reign. Having ruled during the Taishō period, he is posthumously known as "The Taishō Emperor" or simply "Emperor Taishō".
Taisho in Southern VictoryEdit
Yoshihito, the Taisho Emperor ruled Japan during the Great War, when the Empire made substantial territorial gains despite not being on the winning side. In the years after the war, Indochina and the East Indies were brought into the Empire.
Yoshihito is not named in the series, but is simply referred to as "the Emperor". The fact that his son Hirohito is confirmed to be Emperor in The Center Cannot Hold suggests that Taisho's reign followed the same chronology as in OTL.
| Regnal titles|
Mutsuhito, Emperor Meiji
|Emperor of Japan|
| Succeeded by|
Hirohito, Emperor Showa