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Suiko 16 (推古十六年)
Timeline of 608
- 608/3 Ono no Imoko meets with Empress Yang in Luoyang and conveys a message containing the now-famous phrase (loosely translated) “The Son of Heaven in the Land where the Sun Rises sends this message to the Son of Heaven in the Land where the Sun Sets. Are you well?”
- 608/4 Ono no Imoko and the other members of his mission arrive safely in Kyushu along with Chinese envoy Pei Shiqing.
- 608/8 Ono no Imoko and Pei Shiqing arrive in Asuka.
- 608/9 Ono no Imoko and Pei Shiqing depart for China.