HnExpress Partha Roy, Kolkata ঃ New era or “gengo” as called in Japanese in Japan will be named “REIWA”. The new era name “REIWA”, “symbolises ” Harmony”, “Hope”, “Stability”, “Growth”, “Prosperity” in life of Japanese people. The name “REIWA” is based on oldest existing anthology of Japanese poetry.
The new era will begin in Japan on midnight of 1st May 2019 when current Crown Prince Naruhito becomes 126 th Emperor of Japan who is elder son of Emperor Akhito and Empress Michiko. The Heisei period will likely end on 30 April 2019 (Heisei 31), the date on which Emperor Akihito is expected to abdicate the Chrysanthemum Throne. This upcoming change of era is joyous occasion for Japanese people than previous change of era in recent memory. An era changes in Japan with the change of Emperor in Chrysanthemum Throne.
Era name is taken from two kanji characters. Era name not only connects Japanese people’s heart & mind but also their spiritual unity .
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe mentioned “REIWA” era will re- present hope, harmony, procreation of more children to spurt growth of Japanese population which is shrinking. All sections of people in Japan welcomed the new era name . Tokyo stocks surged to welcome era name “REIWA”.
New era mane will be incorporated in numerable official documents, international treaties and agreements, business & trade documents including Driving Licence, Official ID, health insurance card , bank slip, official certificates, legal documents, coins, calenders, newspapers etc. Many young Japanese are planning to marry on the beginning of new era on midnight of 1st May 2019 which symbolises New Opportunities.