What does REIWA stand for?
What does REIWA mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: REIWA.
What does REIWA mean?
- Reiwa (Japanese: 令和, pronounced [ɾeːɰa] (listen)) is the current era of Japan's official calendar. It began on 1 May 2019, the day on which Emperor Akihito's elder son, Naruhito, ascended the throne as the 126th Emperor of Japan. The day before, Emperor Akihito abdicated the Chrysanthemum Throne, marking the end of the Heisei era. The year 2019 corresponds with Heisei 31 from 1 January through 30 April, and with Reiwa 1 (令和元年, Reiwa gannen, 'the first year of Reiwa') from 1 May. Reiwa is interpreted as "beautiful harmony".