How is Emperor Jimmu remembered? Is he an important figure in Japanese history??
Emperor Jimmu is widely regarded as the first Emperor of Japan and the founder of their nation, which is traditionally dated as 660 BC. He is remembered largely as a divine figure who was descended from the sun god Amaterasu and the first ruler of the entire region of Japan. The date of this foundation is celebrated as a national holiday on February 11th and is a day of national celebration of all things Japanese.