I found out about the Akaviri, who live in a continent just east of Tamriel called Akavir. I heard they had something to do with the Blades, a group of warriors who used to fight dragons and protect the Emperor. When I looked up the continent, it had provinces with Japanese names such as Tang Mo. I also looked up the people themselves and they look like Japanese samurai. Are the Akavir really like the Japanses people or not?


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While there isn't any official statement supporting this, the Skyrim wiki states that Akaviri people resemble China and Japan.

On a personal note, I checked the names and pictures of Akaviri NPCs and they really do look/sound like Japanese people/places.

Also, the pictures of Tang Mos resemble Japanese macaques.

  • Pictures of Tang Mo and Japanese Macaques can be found on the links. (The noses, eyes and hair look pretty close)
    – ave
    Nov 26, 2015 at 18:40
  • uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Akaviri this has a bit more information.
    – Ids
    Nov 27, 2015 at 15:54
  • @Ids I saw that too, but this wiki specifically stated that they resemble China and Japan.
    – ave
    Nov 27, 2015 at 15:56

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