Reiwa period

era of Japanese history, starting 1 May 2019

Reiwa period (令和時代, Reiwa jidai) is a Japanese era (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Heisei. It is the current Japanese era. It is also called the Reiwa era. This era started on 1 May 2019. This is the day Japanese' Emperor Akihito's elder son, Naruhito, became Emperor of Japan. Naruhito is Japan's 126th Emperor.[1]


  • 2019 (Reiwa 1)
  • 2020 (Reiwa 2)
  • 2021 (Reiwa 3)
  • 2022 (Reiwa 4)


  1. McCurry, Justin (1 April 2019). "Reiwa: Japan prepares to enter new era of 'fortunate harmony'". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 April 2019.