Crown Prince’s ascension to Emperor is scheduled on 1 May 2019; accordingly, we will start using new Japanese Imperial era.
The new Japanese Imperial era was decided and announced by Japanese government today, on first day of Japanese new fiscal year, to avoid any troubles for computerized data.
Our new 248th Japanese Imperial era is 令和 (Reiwa).
This word was originated from the Japanese oldest poem, Manyoshu.
令 (Rei) means fresh start and 和 (wa) means peace.
My friend from Malaysia texted to inform me its meaning: achieving peace – smart translation.
We supposed to feel fresh to start the first day of fiscal year like today’s weather.
However, Choco is tired and he needs to take medicines. OMG
Pity him, our guests disturbed him greatly.
Get well soon, Choco.