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Koh Elaine
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This early spring is the 768th anniversary of the establishment of True Buddhism, “The Year of Achieving Our Shakubuku Goal”.

Can the period be placed inside the quotation marks?

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Yes, it's definitely the preferred choice in American English.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
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In British English the period belongs outside, because the phrase within the quotes is not a full, dependent sentence.
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Koh Elaine wrote:
This early spring is the 768th anniversary of the establishment of True Buddhism, “The Year of Achieving Our Shakubuku Goal”.

Can the period be placed inside the quotation marks?

Thanks.


If the word, "Goal" is part of the title, then it looks correct to me as you have it here, because the full stop would go at the end, outside the quotation marks.
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You mean, as in ...Shakubuku Goal." ? Yes, you can put the comma inside the quote mark. But I would recommend ...Shakubuku Goal"., as in your original question.

There really isn't a fixed rule about where to put punctuation and quote marks relative to one another. Different editors and publishers in different countries have different practices.

I remember being told about a novel with British and American characters. The spelling of the British characters' dialog was BrE; that of the American characters was AmE. For example, the British character says, "The next village is 2 kilometres that way"; his American companion says, "Two kilometers, eh?"
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In AmE, FOR REPORTED SPEECH: the period would goes inside the closing punctuation mark.
BUT -- this isn't reported speech, so... you'll need to follow your style guide.

in BrE, I believe the punctuation goes outside the quotation marks -- best I know.

This is one topic that is mentioned in the Farlex Grammar / Punctuation lessons, but not well enough to settle issues such as this. The lesson was concerned only about reported speech.
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Koh Elaine wrote:
This early spring is the 768th anniversary of the establishment of True Buddhism, “The Year of Achieving Our Shakubuku Goal”.

Can the period be placed inside the quotation marks?
Thanks.
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No. "The Year of Achieving Our Shakubuku Goal" is like a slogan - the capital letters. The full-stop is not a part of it.
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