Government Warns Of Hack Attacks After Era Change

Government warns of hack attacks after era change

People across Japan are heading back to work on Tuesday after a 10-day-long national holiday period. And they could face IT problems, as a government agency says hackers may be looking to take advantage of the era name change that happened during the break.

Cyberattacks against businesses and government offices tend to increase after a holiday period. Officials at the Information-technology Promotion Agency, or IPA, are urging people to be cautious about emails disguised as system-update requests, but which may contain viruses.

First Driver's Licenses With Reiwa Era Name Issued

First driver's licenses with Reiwa era name issued

Driver's licenses issued in Japan from Sunday show the new era name of Reiwa for the first time.

Licenses issued or renewed from May 5 have expiration dates that include the name Reiwa. The new era started when Emperor Naruhito ascended the throne on May 1.

Start Of 'reiwa' Era Marked Around The World

Start of 'Reiwa' era marked around the world

Events to mark the new Reiwa era have taken place in Japan and around the world.

In Tokyo, about 70 senior-ranking wrestlers have celebrated the start of the era by standing in formation to spell out the two kanji characters that make up the name. Among them were Yokozuna grand champions Hakuho and Kakuryu, as well as newly promoted ozeki Takakeisho.

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.

People Welcoming New Era Of Reiwa

People welcoming new era of Reiwa

People in Japan marked the beginning of the Reiwa era in a variety of ways.

A woman who took part in one of the countdown events said she hopes that people can make their dreams come true in the new era.

World Reacts To Era Change

World reacts to era change

People around the world also marked the transition to a new era.

Belgium's Royal Family commented on Facebook that during the Heisei era its Kings visited Japan several times, as well as hosted state visits for Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko. The Royal Family said they look forward to further deepening relations between the two countries.

Reiwa Era Starts

Reiwa era starts

It's a new era in Japan, the Reiwa era. Emperor Naruhito has begun his reign as his father abdicated. It's a historic development, the first Imperial succession from a living Emperor in more than 200 years.

Emperor Naruhito is now the 126th Emperor of Japan.
Later on Wednesday morning, he'll take part in ceremonies at the Imperial Palace to mark his enthronement.

People Reflect On Heisei Era

People reflect on Heisei era

Many people are reminiscing about the Heisei era... and thinking about the Reiwa era to come.

A woman in her 70s says, "Now that I think about it, Heisei was a really good era."

Last Tuna Auction Of Heisei Era

Last tuna auction of Heisei era

The last tuna auction of the Heisei era has been held at Tokyo's wholesale food market.

Buyers shouted their bids at the Toyosu market from 5:30 a.m. on Monday -- the last business day of Heisei.

Municipal Offices Prepare For New Era

Municipal offices prepare for new era

Public offices in Japan are busy preparing for the start of the Reiwa era.

Friday is the last business day of Heisei, before Japan enters the Reiwa era next Wednesday, when the new Emperor takes the throne. A 10-day holiday that coincides with the Imperial succession starts on Saturday.

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.