The occasion was made a high holiday for the whole population of Osaka.
The ceremony started with Prime Minister Sanjo presenting his speech.
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Television stations will also frequently use this notation in their late-night scheduling.
The calendar is approximately 11 days short of the Gregorian (AD) system.
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After the speech he declared the Mint opened and ordered the mint machinery to be set in motion, which represented not merely the beginning of a new monetary system in Japan but the beginning of industrialization of Osaka city. You can observe the coin production process and watch a video.