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Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 2, 2019
74% happy with Reiwa as name for Japan's next era, with Abe Cabinet approval rate rising to 52.8%
Nearly 85 percent, meanwhile, saw the governmentu2019s choice of a name from a Japanese classic, rather than a Chinese source, as a positive.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 2, 2019
What's in a name? Reiwa reflects today's politics, Japan's cultural history and a social philosophy
Media hype over Reiwa, the newly announced name for the upcoming era, continued unabated Tuesday. At the same time, a majority of people appeared to happily welcome the name, which means "auspicious" (rei) and "peace" or "harmony" (wa).
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 1, 2019
Companies look to seize business opportunities as new era name unveiled
Some Japanese firms rushed Monday to secure business opportunities presented by the newly unveiled Imperial era name, which will be used from May 1, preparing or releasing products inscribed with the kanji for Reiwa.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 1, 2019
Emperor set to attend engagements through April ahead of abdication
The new era name may have been released Monday for the forthcoming reign of the emperor-in-waiting, but Emperor Akihito is still set to attend a series of ceremonies through this month in preparation for his abdication on April 30.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 1, 2019
For some, era system is unnecessary in modern-day Japan
As use of the Gregorian calendar has become more prevalent in the postwar period, some see the Japanese era system — which has been in use for more than 1,300 years — as unnecessary and no longer relevant to modern society.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 26, 2019
Suga to whittle down Japan era name candidates on April 1, with Cabinet's final decision later in day
The government plans to narrow down a list of candidates for the new era name on April 1, the same day it will pick and announce the next era name, government sources said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 4, 2019
Name of Japan's next Imperial era to be announced April 1, Abe confirms
Speaking at the Grand Shrines of Ise, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the tradition of revealing the name after the era starts will be skipped to minimize the public impact.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 2, 2019
Emperor Akihito greets well-wishers in final New Year's address
Emperor Akihito spoke of his hopes for world peace in the final New Yearu2019s address of his reign, with a record 154,800 well-wishers visiting the Imperial Palace on Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 6, 2018
Japan to make trademark registration of era names impossible
The government plans to set a clear rule that no trademark containing any era name can be registered.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 3, 2018
Name of Japan's next era to avoid initial letters used to refer to past four eras
The romanized name of the new Imperial era, to be introduced next May, is unlikely to start with the first letter of any of the last four eras, taking heed of a practice whereby era names are abbreviated with their starting letter, according to sources close to the matter.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 8, 2017
Cabinet rubber-stamps Emperor's April 30, 2019, abdication date
Prime Minister Shinzo Abeu2019s Cabinet gives the Emperor final approval to retire on April 30, 2019, and end the Heisei Era.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Jul 25, 2016
Imperial abdication talk poses question of Japan's next era
As the news reverberated throughout Japan earlier this month that Emperor Akihito intended to relinquish his throne while alive — in the first such move in about 200 years — the nation was struck by one of the biggest implications of his exit: the arrival of a new era.

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