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Culture Day (Bunka no hi)
Culture Day (文化の日 Bunka-no-hi). Before 1948 this holiday was held as the Emperor Birthday to honor the reigning emperor of that period – Meiji. Then it was renamed into its current name that reflected new views of political authorities of the country aimed at developing culture in the vein of freedom and peace ideals. Every year on Culture Day there are about 5 thousand people who receive government awards for contribution to cultural development. The highest awards are presented by the Emperor himself, lower awards – by the members of the Cabinet. Foreigners who have made the most significant contribution to development of relations between their countries and Japan or who have been successful in Japanese oriental studies are also honored with such awards.
Category: State | Added by: vladgon (14.07.2012)
Views: 1986 | Tags: Government, HOLIDAY, Meiji, Awards, Emperor, Cabinet, Culture | Rating: 0.0/0 |
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