Monthly Archives: July 2020

TEC Holiday, July 23, 2020: Marine Memorial Day (Sea Day)

The day was known as Marine Memorial Day (海の記念日 umi no kinen bi) until 1996. Communications Minister Shozo Murata designated the holiday in 1942 to commemorate the Meiji Emperor and his 1876 voyage in the Meiji-Maru, an iron steamship constructed … Continue reading

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