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Japanese Methods of Representing Dates - 3

Emperor Jimmu

A third, more obscure dating method which may occasionally be encountered uses dates calculated from the beginning of the reign of JIMMU (660 - 585 BCE), who was the first emperor of Japan.

For any year date using this method, simply subtract 660 and you have the equivalent CE year.

For example a Jimmu date of 2590 = (2590 - 660) = 1930 CE

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