the nikku

reflecting on ESL/EFL and its relation to faith

Friday, April 24, 2009

Showa Day

There is a holiday coming up in Japan next Wednesday called "Showa Day". It is a relatively new holiday created by the LDP.

It's purpose is "To reflect on Japan's Shōwa period when recovery was made after turbulent days, and to think of the country's future." However, some see it as a way to memorialize Emperor Hirohito and glamorize the war era.

I didn't know this holiday was new. And besides that, there are few people who are willing to talk about the meanings of national holidays or Japan's past anyway.

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