TOKYO – The Japanese government holds secret meetings to resolve the issue of the new era of Emperor Narukhito, the crown who will win the throne of Chrysanthemum from his father on May 1st.
Emperor Akihito will renounce April 30, when his Heisei era is coming to an end.
Prime Minister Shindzo Abe's government later on Monday opens his era or "gendo"
It comes a month before the transition to allow governments, businesses and other sectors to adapt on time to Changes that still affect many parts of Japanese society, even if the system is not obligatory, and the emperor has no political power after the post-war constitution of Japan.
By the law of the epoch of 1979, Abe appointed a group of experts on classical Chinese and Japanese literature to designate two of the top names of senior officials. Names must meet strict criteria – easy to read and write, but not often or previously used for the name of the era.
Japanese media tried to get scoops from the name of a new era. There were rumors of Ankyu, which uses the same Chinese character as the name Abe, although it is unlikely that it will be a choice.
The procedure for choosing a name began in mid-March, when the head secretary of the Cabinet of Ministers, Yoshimida Suga, asked several unknowns. to assign scientists two names. Suha did not understand how he would present a new name, but hinted that he could follow his deceased predecessor, Keizo Ubuthi, who was mentioned for the fact that in 1989 on the first television announcement they called the era. 19659006] While more Japanese people prefer the Western calendar over the Japanese system in a highly-cited and globalized society, the era is still widely used in government and business documents. Elders often use it to identify their generations
Talk and guessing the names of a new era are not considered taboo at this time in advance, because Akihito refuses. Changing the name of the era is also a time for many Japanese people to think about the coming and the coming decades.
The Akihito era of Heisei, which means "achieving peace", was the first without war in the modern history of Japan, but also remembered as lost years of economic deflation and natural disasters.
Heisei was the first name of the era defined by the post-war constitution government, in which the emperor was deprived of political power and had no right to speak about choice. Nevertheless, the government, with its very secret and sensitive handling of the process, emphasizes that "the emperor has power in an invisible, subtle way," says Hirohito Suzuki, sociologist at the University of Toyo
Changes in the name of the era create enterprises for the weekend, so and for incoming. Everything called "the last of Heisei" attracts fans of Akihito, while others are waiting to file a marriage certificate or to file another official registration before the beginning of a new era. Analysts argue that the change in the era that extends the holiday of the "golden week" to 10 days on May 1 may contribute to the development of tourism and other recreational costs.
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