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Marine Day, also known as Ocean Day, Sea Day or ‘Umi no hi’ became a nationally recognized holiday in Japan in 1996 and is celebrated on the third Monday in July.

Before 1996, it was known as Marine Memorial Day but not a public holiday, which was established in 1941 to mark the anniversary of the 1876 return of the Meiji Emperor to the Port of Yokohama, on the two-masted topsail schooner Meiji-Maru, from a tour of the Tohoku and Hokkaido regions.

The day was also established as a holiday to express gratitude for the gifts of the sea, honor its importance, and pray for the prosperity of Japan as a maritime nation.

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