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Jinki ( was a 神亀) Japanese era name ( after 年号 , "year name") nengō and before Yōrō This period spanned the years from February 724 through August 729. Tenpyō. The reigning emperor was  Shōmu -tennō (. 聖武天皇)
Change of era
724 Jinki gannen (: The previous era ended and the new one commenced in 神亀元年) Yōrō 8, on the 4th day of the 2nd month of 724. The new era name meant "Sacred tortoise".  
Events of the Jinki era
727 ( Jinki 4): The emperor sent commissioners into all the provinces to look into examine the administrations of the governors and the conduct of all public functionaries.  728 ( Jinki 5): An ambassador from Korea was received in court. 
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