Abe: Era Name Process Confidential For 30 Years

Abe: Era name process confidential for 30 years

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he believes the government will not disclose official documents on how the new era name "Reiwa" was selected for about 30 years.

Abe said this on NHK's "News Watch 9" TV program on Monday night.

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.

Overseas Media Report Japan's New Era Name

Overseas media report Japan's new era name

Overseas media have reported Japan's new era name as breaking news.

The Associated Press says the next Emperor's era name is 'Reiwa,' effective May 1 when he takes the throne from his father.

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.

Japan Informs Countries Of New Era's Name

Japan informs countries of new era's name

Japan's Foreign Ministry has informed countries around the world of the name of the new era.

Foreign Minister Taro Kono told reporters that the ministry has notified the new era name, or Gengo, to international organizations and the 195 countries recognized by Japan.

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."

Japan To Notify Countries Of New Era's Name

Japan to notify countries of new era's name

Japan's Foreign Ministry plans to inform countries around the world of the name of the new era as soon as it is decided.

The ministry says it will issue a document to the embassies of 154 countries in Tokyo and the missions of international organizations.

Panel Debate Ends On New Era Name

Panel debate ends on new era name

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary has finished a meeting with experts to decide on the name of the country's new era.
Yoshihide Suga heard opinions from all members of the expert panel.

The next step is for Suga to present the names to the heads and vice-heads of both chambers of the Diet.

Japan To Announce New Era Name

Japan to announce new era name

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

Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate on April 30.
The following day will be Crown Prince Naruhito's accession. It will be the first time in two centuries an Emperor is handing over the throne to his successor. And it will end the more than three-decade-long "Heisei" era under Japan's traditional calendar.

New Japan Era Name To Be Revealed On Monday

New Japan era name to be revealed on Monday

Japan's next emperor will usher in a new name of the era. Following a Cabinet decision, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga will announce the new name at 11:30 a.m. on Monday.

On March 14, the government officially asked multiple experts to come up with two to five options for the new name. The experts have since submitted their proposals along with the meaning and source of each option.