Japanese artists celebrate Reiwa Era at Sydney Opera House

National Dec 17, 2019

Japanese artists celebrate Reiwa Era at Sydney Opera House

The largest-ever gathering of traditional Japanese artists in Sydney performed together on Monday in celebration of the new imperial era, Reiwa, at the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House. All proceeds from the "Japan Spectacular" performance were donated to a charity called the Japan Club of ...

Japan Post begins sales of Reiwa's first New Year's postcards

National Nov 1, 2019

Japan Post begins sales of Reiwa's first New Year's postcards

Japan Post Co. began selling the first New Year's lottery postcards of the Reiwa Era on Friday. A ceremony for the 2020 nengajō (New Year's greeting cards) was held at JP Tower in Tokyo's Marunouchi district. At the event, Toshiaki Hirose, a former member of the ...

Japan starts minting first coins of Reiwa Era

National Jul 11, 2019

Japan starts minting first coins of Reiwa Era

Japan Mint began producing ¥500 and ¥100 coins Thursday stamped with the year of issue as "Reiwa one," following the start of the new imperial era on May 1. Five-hundred-yen coins, inscribed with Chinese characters reading "Reiwa gannen" and with milled edges, were discharged from ...