Japanese Woman Welcomes 5th Imperial Era

Japanese woman welcomes 5th Imperial era

A 110-year-old woman in western Japan, who has already lived through four imperial eras, was visited by her great-great-grandchildren and other young members of her family, as the Reiwa era began.

Tsuru Ueda was born on November 22, 1908. She has lived through the Meiji, Taisho, Showa and Heisei eras in Japan.

Ueda lives at a nursing home in Wakayama Prefecture.
On Wednesday, she was visited by five of her family members -- two great-great-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and one grandchild.

Her great-granddaughter, Aya Ochiai, told her the Reiwa era had just begun.

Ueda was excited to hear the news. She asked Ochiai to continue to visit frequently, as Ochiai did during the Heisei era. Ueda also sang some songs that she learned when she was young.