Japanese Imperial year facts for kids
Kōki emphasizes the long history of Japan and the Imperial dynasty.
- 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).
In Japan today, the system of counting years from the reign of Emperor Jimmu has been abandoned.
Japanese Imperial year Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.