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New Japanese era name a boon for Australian property website

National Apr 2, 2019

New Japanese era name a boon for Australian property website

What links the Japanese Imperial family and the property market in Western Australia? Until Monday's announcement of the forthcoming Reiwa Era, not much. The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia said it had an unexpected surge in traffic to its website — Reiwa.com — after ...

For some, era system is unnecessary in modern-day Japan

National 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. Some argue that the ...

Japan to make trademark registration of era names impossible

National 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. The government will revise its trademark application screening criteria, which currently only reject registration of the current era name, officials said Monday. The government hopes to make sure ...