In Japan looking for the era name of the reign of the new Emperor
Now it is in secrecy prepare linguists and specialists in classical literature.
TOKYO, February 28. /Offset. TASS Vasily Golovnin/. The government of Japan has decided to ignore the opinion of the broad masses of compatriots in determining the name of the era of the reign of the new Emperor of the country, which a few months will be the current crown Prince of Naruhito.
As reported by official sources, the authorities are afraid to drown in a stream of sentences, if you declare such an open national competition.
In Japan there are two parallel systems of chronology — European and private, in the reign of the monarchs. Last used in the country since at least the seventh century
The current year, for example, is considered to be 2017 and the “29-th year of Heisei”, the name of the era of stay on the throne, the current Emperor Akihito, who ascended the throne in 1989
Under current law, the monarch is on the throne for life, his renunciation is not provided. However, last summer, Akihito has indicated publicly that he intends to prematurely retire due to old age — and to do it now when he still has the strength to fully perform their duties and even to make overseas visits.
Presumably, in the summer, the Japanese government will take a special act of abdication. Apparently, it will be of disposable nature and is intended only for the case of Akihito.
According to unofficial data, Akihito is likely to leave at the end of this year, perhaps December 31. Prince Naruhito in this case, becomes Emperor on 1 January 2018
Then will officially begin the era of his rule with the appropriate name. Is it in complete secrecy began to prepare linguists and specialists in classical literature.