Japan's outgoing Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Photo: AFP

Updating software, shaping history: New imperial era name looms large in Japan

  • When Crown Prince Naruhito takes the Chrysanthemum throne on May 1, a new era or ‘gengo’ will begin in Japan
  • City offices and government agencies, which use the imperial era name in their computer systems and paperwork, are worried about glitches
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Japan's outgoing Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Photo: AFP
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