Outgoing Japanese Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo in December. Photo: Kyodo

End of an era: Japan sets date for naming of new epoch as Emperor Akihito prepares to abdicate

  • The new era name will be announced on April 1, exactly a month before the ascension of the new emperor, according to a government source
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Outgoing Japanese Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo in December. Photo: Kyodo
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