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