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Wed May 1, 2019, 12:33 AM

Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne

Japan has a new emperor. On April 30, 2019 Emperor Akihito officially resigned the throne and May 1 (today), the crown prince Naruhito has become emperor. The Imperial Era will now change from Heisei to Reiwa.
The change happens during 'Golden Week'. During Golden Week, many people travel. Because of the succession, the period has been lengthened to 10 days.
Many people here in Japan have chosen to add the start of the new era to their travel plans, with a trip to the Izumo Grand Shrine, a Shinto shrine in Shimane Prefecture associated with the royal family, to celebrate the end of the Heisei Era and beginning of Reiwa.

Family all went to the Izumo Grand Shrine -- I have work. Oh well

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rpannier May 2019 OP
Dennis Donovan May 2019 #1
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jberryhill May 2019 #3

Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 03:13 AM

1. Is it really the end of the Heisei era if Akihito is still alive?

Something to ponder.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #1)

Wed May 1, 2019, 03:16 AM

2. According to Japanese News casts it is the end

People I know also say the same thing
Whomever is on the throne is the Imperial Era
Though it certainly means a lot less than it did 100 years ago

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 07:01 AM

3. I hope they hired the right person for the job

 


Hard to find good candidates for throne ascending these days. Itís tough work.

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