The Emperor does nothing in the game. He is of little consequence to the clans. He is considered the ceremonial leader of Japan. The Emperor resides in Kyoto.
If you wish to obtain the title of Shogun you need to have an income of at least 100,000 koku, and own Kyoto (the capital of Japan), and have a finished palace in Kyoto. The Daimyo who becomes Shogun and who manages to keep that title of Shogun for a full year will be declared the winner of the round. The round will come to an end when someone manages to restore central authority.
A Kanrei is a Shogun's deputy. There are actually four positions of Kanrei in Japan, namely: the Kanto Kanrei (located at Kamakura), the Rokuhara Kanrei (located at Kyoto), the Chinzei Kanrei (located at Dazaifu) and the Oshu Kanrei (located at Nihonmatsu).
If you wish to obtain the Kanrei title, you must have a palace in Kyoto or Kamakura or Dazaifu or Nihonmatsu. You only get the Kanrei bonus, if you have the title in the rankings. If lose the title, you lose the bonus.
The Kanrei title gives your military units a bonus of 1 extra hitpoint for each unit in your armies.
The title of a clan's Daimyo is a good indication of the power of that clan.
Clans with a superior title of the Daimyo class or of the Kuge class, may vassalize clans with an inferior title.
|Title||Minimum Income||Land Requirement||Additional Requirements|
|Shogun||100,000 koku||yes||must have a palace in Kyoto|
|Kanrei||5,000 koku||yes||must have a palace in Kyoto or Kamakura or Nihonmatsu or Dazaifu|
|Joshu||10,000 koku||yes||must have a castle|
|Taishin||180 koku||no||must have liege|
|Gokenin||150 koku||no||must have liege|
|Kenin||100 koku||no||must have liege|
|Samurai||0 koku||no||default title|
|Ronin||0 koku||no||no liege|