Japan Unveils Name of Its New Imperial Era ‘Reiwa’

Japan has announced that the name of its new imperial era, set to begin on 1 May, will be ‘Reiwa’, signifying order and harmony. The country’s current era, Heisei, will end in April. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has addressed the nation to explain its meaning.

The name ‘Reiwa’ which consists two Chinese characters, the first meaning ‘good’ or ‘beautiful’ as well as ‘order’ or ‘command’ and the second meaning ‘peace’ or ‘harmony’.

Source: BBC

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  • Japan Capital: Tokyo, Currency: Japanese Yen, PM: Shinzo Abe.

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