The Yamato is ancient kingdom located on mainland Japan with their ancient capital city situated at Fujiwara. They are the ancestors of modern Japanese people and were the first kingdom to unify and conquer all of Japan. They are one of the playable East Asian civilizations in Age of Empires and make an excellent offensive civilization on sea maps. They also have a self-sufficient economy giving them a slight edge in the beginning of the game. They are depicted as the Japanese civilization in both Age of Empires II and III.