Japan National Foundation Day

神武天皇 Jimmu-tennō: The legendary "heavenly sovereign" Emperor Jimmu, as depicted in an 1891 woodblock print Today, 11 February, is Japan's National Foundation Day (建国記念の日, Kenkoku Kinen no Hi). Technically, we missed it because of the International Date Line; it's already 12 February in Tokyo. Yet let's take a moment to understand this date and its [...]