Japan names new imperial era: Peace and Harmony

April 2, 2019

 

Japan has unveiled the name for its new imperial era which will begin on May 1 when the country's crown prince takes over from his father, who will abdicate. The name chosen is 'Reiwa' which is written using two Chinese characters, the first meaning 'good' or 'beautiful' as well as 'order' or 'command' and the second meaning 'peace' or 'harmony'.

 

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