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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:42 am Reply with quote
How the heck did his Wikipedia article get his death date wrong? They list it as 6/1. Over a month difference?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:40 am Reply with quote
Just a guess, but it probably has something to do with the fact that Japan hasn't always used the Gregorian calendar, and sometimes it's easy to mix up dates from back when they only used the Chinese calendar, since the first month isn't January in that reckoning.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:59 am Reply with quote
wyntre_rose wrote:
Just a guess, but it probably has something to do with the fact that Japan hasn't always used the Gregorian calendar, and sometimes it's easy to mix up dates from back when they only used the Chinese calendar, since the first month isn't January in that reckoning.


we use the Gregorian calendar since 1876 in Japan, the only difference can be that sometimes we use the Japanese era year [i.e. Heisei 29 instead of 2017].
"In contrast to other East Asian countries such as China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea and Mongolia, Japan has almost completely forgotten the Chinese calendar. Since 1876, January has been officially regarded as the "first month" even when setting the date of Japanese traditional folklore events (other months are the same: February as the second month, March as the third, and so on). "
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_calendar#Customary_issues_in_modern_Japan
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