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The Gishi Waijiden is the Japanese name for the "Legends of the Wa People" chapter of the Record of the Three Kingdoms - Record of Wei, written by Historian Chen Shou of the Jin Dynasty, the Dynasty that succeeded the Kindom of Wei. It is a record of ancient Japan from the Yayoi period, notable for having recorded the Japanese Kingdom of Yamatai as well as its queen Himiko and her successor Iyo. It is disputed to this day where this Kingdom is located and where it stands in Japanese history, as it is notably similar to the ancient name of Japan itself, Yamato.

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