Celebrate: Emperor’s Birthday 2015

Two years ago, I posted about the Emperor's birthday celebration on December 23rd, an official Japanese holiday and one I technically could be able to celebrate this coming week. However, do to some wonky scheduling, I actually have to work! So I'll miss the "festivities" at the Imperial Palace. But ┬áI am reposting the history... Continue Reading →

Celebrate: Emperor’s Birthday

The Japanese may not really celebrate Christmas (beyond eating lots of Kentucky Fried Chicken!) yet they do have an official day off this week, thanks to the timely birthday of their current emperor, Akihito. December 23rd is Akihito's birthday and became an official holiday called Tenno-tanjobi┬ánot long after Akihito took over the throne following the... Continue Reading →

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