Rei wa is the New ERA in Japan. What it means?
It is announced that "Rei wa / 令和" is the new era in Japan.
Under the constitution, the emperor confirmed the new era title and the government announced it.
The Heisei period started on 8th of January 1989, the day after the Emperor Hirohito passed away. This time, our current emperor will retire at the end of April.
Are you having a prob converting Hiragana れいわ into Kanji 令和 on PC/device? There will be a update to enable it.
With our PC, we have already no problem converting.
Will be used from 1st of May, 2019
The announcement was today 1st of April, 2019. This new era shall be used from the 1st of May, 2019. Please be careful ;)
Where is it from? What it means?
"Rei wa" is based on the oldest collection of poems in Japan called "Manyoshu / 万葉集" (sometime after AD 759 during the Nara period). This is the first time where the era title is taken from a Japanese old book.
The poem 32nd poem about the scenery such as plum in the early spring.
Rei means "positive, organized".
Wa means "harmonized".
What do you think about the new name?
What do you think of the new era? You like it? Please share your comments.