Visual Timeline: Prince Shotoku
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594 CE - 622 CE: Reign of Prince Shotoku as regent for Japanese Empress Suiko.
604 CE: Prince Shotoku draws up his Seventeen Article Constitution in Japan.
607 CE: Prince Shotoku of Japan sends the first of many official embassies to Sui China.
607 CE: The Horyuji Buddhist temple is built in Nara, Japan during the reign of Regent Prince Shotoku.