Emperor Akihito (right) and Crown Prince Naruhito. Photo: AFP

Emperor Akihito’s exit resets Japanese calendar

Japan is the only country in the world still using Chinese-style imperial calendars – and with Emperor Akihito set to abdicate the Chrysanthemum Throne talks on the next era have begun

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Emperor Akihito (right) and Crown Prince Naruhito. Photo: AFP
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