- Do you know something about Shōwa no Hi?
- Are you excited about the Golden week?
- celebration /sel-uh-BREY-shuhn/
- opportunity /op-er-TOO-ni-tee/
- issues /ISH-oo/
- period /PEER-ee-uhd/
- complicated /KOM-pli-key-tid/
[noun] – a special social event, such as a party, when you celebrate something
All around town, there were loud New Year’s Eve celebrations.
[noun] – an occasion or situation that makes it possible to do something that you want to do or have to do, or the possibility of doing something
Everyone will have an opportunity to comment.
[noun] – a subject or problem that people are thinking and talking about
As employers, we must appear to be sensitively addressing these issues.
[noun] – a length of time
The research will take place over a six-month period.
[adjective] – involving a lot of different parts, in a way that is difficult to understand
The rules are complicated to follow.
To begin, Shōwa Day is a national holiday in Japan commemorating Emperor Hirohito’s birthday. He was Japan’s 124th Emperor, reigning from 1926 until 1989. Emperor Hirohito was awarded the late name “Shōwa” after his death in 1989. The 63-year reign of Emperor Hirohito, which included the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II, is known as Shōwa no Hi. The event is meant to be a commemoration of the past, not a celebration, but an opportunity for people to reflect and look back.
For a more in-depth look at the issues surrounding the Shōwa period, go to the National Shōwa Memorial Museum in Kudanminami, Chiyoda City, Tokyo. The museum’s library of books, periodicals, maps, and permanent display spaces provide access to the past’s rich and complicated history.
True or False:
- Shōwa no Hi is a day dedicated to reflecting on the past.
- Shōwa no Hi is a time to recall and reflect on Emperor Hirohito’s reign.
- Shōwa holiday has sparked debate, enlightenment, and controversy.
- You can go to the National Shōwa Memorial Museum in Kudanminami, Chiyoda City, Kyoto to know more about Shōwa period.
- National Shōwa Memorial Museum provides access to the past’s rich and complicated history of Emperor Hirohito’s era.
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