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This is a translation of nineteen short passages from "Nihon Shoki", commonly known as "The Chronicle of Japan", from the original classical Chinese into English. Nihon Shoki, completed in 720 CE, is the first official national history of Japan compiled under the auspices of the emperors and...
This is part of an attempt to translate into English some passages in the Japanese official history text "Nihon Shoki" (日本書紀). In this short passage, a little humour is shown, perhaps to enliven the otherwise formality of an official history. It is noteworthy that "Nihon Shoki" was written in...