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New Japan era name echoes PM Abe’s national pride agenda

Monday, April 1, 2019

Japan on Monday unveiled a new name for the imperial era that begins on May 1, drawing from an ancient Japanese text for the first time, echoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s conservative agenda that aims to bolster national pride. The name “Reiwa” for the new era when Crown Prince Naruhito becomes emperor, comes from two Chinese characters, the first meaning “good” or “beautiful” as well as “order” or “command” and…