The new era will be rein
Japan will enter anew era on 1 May
When emperor Akihito steps down to make way for his son , Narughito.
The meaning behind the name of Reiwa is that culture is born and nourished as people’s hearts are grawn beautifully together.
The last time Japan changed eras was in 1989. When the Heist era began with Akihito’s reign.
People had to reset their calendars , as the era system was widely used to mark time.
Now the Heist era of “achieving peace” is ending.
Akihito ’s abdication will be the first in more than two centuries.