Western Calendar vs Japanese Calendar

Western Calendar vs Japanese Calendar

In addition to the Western Gregorian calendar, Japan also uses a unique Japanese calendar system based on the number of years the current Emperor has been in reign. 2019 is year 31 of the Heisei era, or the 31st year since current Emperor Akihito succeeded the position from his father Hirohito in January 1989. Akihito’s son Naruhito will succeed his father on May 1, 2019, which will make 2019 both the 31st and last year of the Heisei era, as well as the first year of a new “Reiwa” era. The name “Reiwa” of the new ear was announced on April 1, 2019.

Japanese Imperial Eras
Gregorian
calendar
令和
Reiwa
平成
Heisei
昭和
Showa
大正
Taisho
明治
Meiji
2019 1 31
2018 30
2017 29
2016 28
2015 27
2014 26
2013 25
2012 24
2011 23
2010 22
2009 21
2008 20
2007 19
2006 18
2005 17
2004 16
2003 15
2002 14
2001 13
2000 12
1999 11
1998 10
1997 9
1996 8
1995 7
1994 6
1993 5
1992 4
1991 3
1990 2
1989 1 64
1988 63
1987 62
1986 61
1985 60
1984 59
1983 58
1982 57
1981 56
1980 55
1979 54
1978 53
1977 52
1976 51
1975 50
1974 49
1973 48
1972 47
1971 46
1970 45
1969 44
1968 43
1967 42
1966 41
1965 40
1964 39
1963 38
1962 37
1961 36
1960 35
1959 34
1958 33
1957 32
1956 31
1955 30
1954 29
1953 28
1952 27
1951 26
1950 25
1949 24
1948 23
1947 22
1946 21
1945 20
1944 19
1943 18
1942 17
1941 16
1940 15
1939 14
1938 13
1937 12
1936 11
1935 10
1934 9
1933 8
1932 7
1931 6
1930 5
1929 4
1928 3
1927 2
1926 1 15
1925 14
1924 13
1923 12
1922 11
1921 10
1920 9
1919 8
1918 7
1917 6
1916 5
1915 4
1914 3
1913 2
1912 1 45
1911 44
1910 43
1909 42
1908 41
1907 40
1906 39
1905 38
1904 37
1903 36
1902 35
1901 34
1900 33
1899 32
1898 31
1897 30
1896 29
1895 28
1894 27
1893 26
1892 25
1891 24
1890 23
1889 22
1888 21
1887 20
1886 19
1885 18
1884 17
1883 16
1882 15
1881 14
1880 13
1879 12
1878 11
1877 10
1876 9
1875 8
1874 7
1873 6
1872 5
1871 4
1870 3
1869 2
1868 1

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