Japan reveals name of new imperial era

Japan reveals name of new imperial era

Japan’s new imperial era when Crown Prince Naruhito becomes emperor on May 1 will be called Reiwa. The era name is used widely in Japan, including on coins, calendars, newspapers and in official paperwork. Naruhito’s ascension will come a day after his father, Emperor Akihito, abdicates on April 30. The first character of the name means ’good fortune’, while the second means ’harmony’.

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Meiji - Taisho - Showa - Hensei - Reiwa. Can't wait for Naruhito!

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