Dubai’s Burj Khalifa was proudly illuminated by the colours of Japan’s national flag to mark the country’s National Day on Tuesday. The National Foundation Day is an annual public holiday in Japan that occurs on the 11th February.
Pictures of the Japanese flag displayed on Burj Khalifa were posted on the official Instagram account of Burj Khalifa, as well as other social media in the UAE.
Additionally, President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent a congratulatory message on the occasion of the National Foundation Day to the Emperor of Japan, Naruhito.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, dispatched two similar messages to Emperor Naruhito, and to the Prime Minister of Japan, to Shinzo Abe, as reported by the UAE’s national news agency WAM.
As the name implies, the occasion is celebrated to commemorate the formation of Japan, and the and ascension of Japan’s first emperor, Emperor Jimmu at Kashihara gū on Feb. 11, 660 BC.