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    • Japan's new imperial era name to be 'Reiwa'

      Japan's new imperial era name to be 'Reiwa'

      Japan’s government drew from a nearly 1,300-year-old poem, one of the earliest in the Japanese language, in choosing the name of the new imperial era starting 1 May when Crown Prince Naruhito takes the throne from his father Emperor Akihito. Despite being an old tradition, for the Japanese each era's naming is still significant as it aims to set the tone for the upcoming decades.

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