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29 April Japanese celebrate the birthday of Emperor Hirohito

Today, 29 April, the Japanese celebrate Showa Day (Emperor Hirohito’s birthday). In Japan, today was a day off, the stock and currency markets of the country are closed.

The period of Hirohito's reign was marked by a mass of events in the history of Japan: the Second World War, the atomic bombings, the industrialization of the country, the holding of the Olympic Games, the beginning of television broadcasting, an unprecedented economic recovery and an increase in living standards. This holiday falls during the "golden week", which also includes the Japanese Constitution Day on May 3, Greenery Day on May 4 and Children's Day on May 5.

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