Japanese Imperial year
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History[change | change source]
- The IJA's Type 92 battalion gun was called "ninety-two" because its design was completed in 1932; and the 2592nd year since the first Emperor of Japan was 1932 (Kōki 2592).
- The Mitsubishi A6M Zero was called the "Zero" because it entered service in 1940 (Kōki 2600).
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References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kigen" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 514.
- Gubbins, John Harrington. (1922). The Making of Modern Japan, p. 71; Mossman, Samuel. (1873). New Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, p. 462.
- Chamberlain, Bail Hall. (1905). Things Japanese, p. 478; Goodrich, John King. (1913). Our Neighbors: the Japanese, p. 61.
- Ruoff, Kenneth J. (2001). The People's Emperor: Democracy and the Japanese Monarchy, 1945-1995, p. 268 n52.
- Organizing Committee of the XIIth Olympiad. (1940). Report of the Organizing Committee on its Work for the XIIth Olympic Games of 1940 in Tokyo until its Relinquishment, pp. 174-175 (PDF 198-199 of 207) Archived 2008-06-26 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-2-21.
- Lacroix, Eric. (1997). "Table A.2. Japanese Dates," Japanese cruisers of the Pacific War, p. 700.
- Nussbaum, "Calendar" at pp. 98-99.