Keiro no Hi: Respect for the Aged Day 敬老の日

  • Published on : 26/09/2017
  • by : I.D.O.
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Respect and recognition

In Japan, respect for ancestors and the elderly is anchored in the culture, influenced by Buddhist and Shinto religions as well as Confucianism. But it wasn't until the twentieth century, in 1963, that it was decided to create a holiday dedicated to the elderly, keiro no hi, "respect the aged day".

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