the Papers were ready to print new editions, and people flocked in front of the big screens in Tokyo when the message would be delivered. To name a new kejsarperiod is a big thing in Japan and signals the beginning of a new era. When the new name, Reiwa, which consists of two characters, presented in black ink erupted in cheers.
– It is a friendly, peaceful name, " says a man to the Reuters news agency if the characters which means beautiful or order, rei, and peace, or harmony, wa.
these characters that will adorn the coins, calendars, magazines, driver's licenses and official documents in Japan whose reckoning of time starts over with each new emperor.
the New imperial periods also stands for a kind of frame of reference for how the country developed. Just like the victorian era or the 60's immediately evokes certain images of people in the west associate japanese imperial periods with different currents.
A surprise by Monday's announcement was to Reiwa taken from a japanese, and not as usual chinese poem. Something that immediately was interpreted as nationalistic and in line with prime minister Shinzo abe's focus to emphasize japanese values and encourage people to feel pride in the face of the country's history.
time period takes place in great secrecy and without the emperor's interference. A group of researchers and experts sitting off from the outside world in order to choose the right characters. To the requirements belonging to the name should be in consonance with the nation's ideals, consist of two chinese characters, be easy to read and write, and not to be common.
Monday's announcement comes a month before the crown prince Naruhito will take over as emperor. He succeeds his father, Akihito is the first emperor to abdicate from his throne in over 200 years. Normally they sit until his death. By known Naruhitos period of time in advance hope Japan to avoid crashes in the computer systems when the new era should be programmed.