Change of times in Japan - Congratulations on the beginning of the Reiwa era in Japan

Tonight, the Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicated after 30 years of regency and handed over the Chrysanthemum Throne to his son Naruhito.

With this, the era Heisei ("peace everywhere") ended and the new imperial era Reiwa ("beautiful harmony") has begun.


"We sincerely congratulate the people of Japan on the beginning of the Reiwa era and express our heartfelt wishes for the reign of Emperor Naruhito to sustain the peace and prosperity of Japan and its people."