Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga unveils the new era name in Tokyo on Monday. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

End of Heisei Era, Welcome Reiwa Era!

Just today, the Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga unveils the new era name for the new emperor Naruhito succession to the throne, “Reiwa” 令和 Era. This marks the end of the “Heisei” Era 平成時代(1989–2019). The new Reiwa Era for Japan is planned to start on the 1st May 2019. “Heisei” means “peace everywhere” was taken from two chinese literature Records…

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