Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga. Photo: AFP

Japan names new imperial ‘Reiwa’ era, signalling a ‘new mindset’ as abdication approaches

  • Japan’s new era name is the first adaptation from a Japanese classic, unlike the previous ones in use that were all based on Chinese classics
  • Emperor Akihito will step down at the end of April and his son Crown Prince Naruhito will assume the throne on May 1
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Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga. Photo: AFP
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