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  • 執筆者の写真石黒 ゆき

The Reiwa Era 

The Reiwa Era started in May. The Japanese imperial year is based on the number of years the emperor has been ascended, in effect the Japanese calendar is related to the emperor.

When I rented a car in New Zealand, the officer asked me about the number of the Era year on my driver's license. But I couldn't explain. That's why I didn't like this confusing Japanese Era system.

But now I think it's not so bad. Because it's unique and original. The Reiwa Era is 248th since about 1400 years ago. Japanese traditional 1400 years is a one and only system, I think.





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