Abe Meets Crown Prince After New Era Name Chosen

Abe meets Crown Prince after new era name chosen

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Crown Prince Naruhito at his residence in Tokyo on Monday.

The prime minister is believed to have explained how the new era name, Reiwa, was chosen on April 1. The government has said Reiwa means "beautiful harmony" in English.

Japan's New Era Name To Be Announced

Japan's new era name to be announced

It's a prelude to a new page in Japanese history. In the coming hours, the government will announce the name of the country's new era, which will start when a new Emperor takes the throne on May 1.

As Japan awaits the unveiling of the name, the Chief Cabinet Secretary is calling in a panel of experts to the Prime Minister's Office to discuss.

Japan's New Era 'lighty Salted': Rush Begins To Cash In On Reiwa

Japan's new era 'lighty salted': Rush begins to cash in on Reiwa

The start of the new era is still a month away, but businesses are already jumping aboard the "Reiwa" bandwagon with new products, including candies, potato chips, chopsticks and a board game, to capitalize on consumers' celebratory mood.

Within minutes after the April 1 announcement of a new era name, confectioners started kneading and pulling sugary dough to hand-craft a commemorative version of "Kintaro ame" candies at Kintaroame Honten in Tokyo's Taito Ward.

Five Other Era Name Candidates Identified

Five other era name candidates identified

NHK has learned the five proposed names that were not selected to represent Japan's next Imperial era.

The government announced on Monday that the next era, set to begin on May 1 when Crown Prince Naruhito ascends to the throne, will be known as "Reiwa."

Japan's Govt. Chooses 'reiwa' As New Era Name

Japan's govt. chooses  'Reiwa' as new era name

"Reiwa" is a name that will be on the lips of most Japanese today and it will be for years to come. It's the name the Japanese government has selected for the new era which is set to start when Crown Prince Naruhito becomes the new Emperor on May 1.

The announcement was highly anticipated here because it will define the years ahead, as well as play a daily role in people's lives.

Japanese Govt. Chooses 'reiwa' As New Era Name

Japanese govt. chooses 'Reiwa' as new era name

"Reiwa" is a name that will be on the lips of most Japanese today and it will be for years to come. It's the name the Japanese government has selected for the new era, which is set to start when Crown Prince Naruhito becomes the new Emperor on May 1.

The announcement was highly anticipated in Japan because it will define the years ahead, as well as play a daily role in people's lives.

Government Announces New Era Name: 'reiwa'

Government announces new era name: 'reiwa'

'Reiwa' -- tentative spelling -- is a name that will be on the lips of most Japanese today and it will be for years to come.

It's the name the Japanese government selected for the new era, which is set to start when Crown Prince Naruhito becomes the new Emperor on May 1.

Ministers Gather To Discuss New Era Name

Ministers gather to discuss new era name

The Japanese government is moving a step closer to deciding the name of the country's new era, which will start when a new Emperor takes the throne on May1.

In less than an hour, it will make an announcement that will mark a new chapter in Japanese history.

Panel Debates Name For New Era

Panel debates name for new era

It's a prelude to a new page in Japanese history.
In the coming hours, the government will announce the name of the country's new era, which will start when a new Emperor takes the throne on May 1.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, "We hope to decide on a name that will lead us into a new era brimming with hope."