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The Emperor’s Birthday (2019-)

  • The Emperor’s Birthday (2019-)


    Today, February 23, is a Japanese national holiday called “the Emperor’s Birthday.”

    The purpose of this holiday is literally to celebrate the emperor’s birthday.

    This entry implies that the current Japanese emperor Tokuhito who has reigned since May 1, 2019, was born on February 23.

    Until April 30, 2019, the Emperor’s Birthday was December 23, which is the birthday of the former emperor Akihito.

    (I also wrote a post introducing the Emperor’s Birthday on December 23, 2015.)

    On this day, various events are usually held in the emperor’s court; however, last year and this year, these events were canceled in light of the spread of COVID-19.

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