A new era for Japan: Emperor Akihito abdicates the throne and retires

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019 - 09:12

The ceremony of abdication of the Japanese emperor Akihito will take place on April 30 and May 1, and on these days he will hand over the throne to his son Narahito. The era of the new emperor of Japan will be the name of Rave.

On April 30, 2019, the Japanese Emperor Akihito will transfer his throne to Crown Prince Naruhito. The time of his rule since 1989 was called Heisei - “achieving peace”.

A new era will begin on May 1, when the crown prince will come to the throne.