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How to read Japanese years (calendar convertion)


年- year

月- month


1月- January

2月-February

3月-March

4月-April

5月- May

6月- June

7月-July

8月- August

9月- September

10月-October

11月-November

12月- December


Japanese calendar system of designating years as era names based on the reign of Emperors.


Showa era (SH) -reign of Emperor Showa from 1926 till 1989

Sh1- 1926 year

Sh2- 1927 year

Sh3- 1928 year

Sh4-1929 year

Sh5- 1930 year

Sh 6- 1931 year

Sh7- 1932 year

Sh8- 1933 year

Sh9- 1934 year

Sh10- 1935 year

Sh11- 1936 year

Sh12-1937 year

Sh13- 1938 year

Sh14-1939 year

Sh 15 - 1940 year

Sh16- 1941 year

......

Sh 55- 1980 year

Sh 56-1981 year

Sh 57-1982 year

Sh 58- 1983 year

Sh 59- 1984 year

Sh 60- 1985 year

Sh 61- 1986 year

Sh 62- 1987 year

Sh 63- 1988 year

Sh64- 1989 year (change of Showa to Heisei)


The Heisei era is the period of Japanese history corresponding to the reign of Emperor Emeritus Akihito from 8 January 1989 until his abdication on 30 April 2019


H 1- 1989 year

H2- 1990 year

H3- 1991 year

H4-1992 year

H5-1993 year

H6-1994 year

H7- 1995 year

H8-1996 year

H9-1997 year

H10-1998 year

H11-1999 year

H12-2000 year

H13-2001 year

H14-2002 year

H15- 2003 year

H16- 2004 year

H17- 2005 year

H18- 2006 year

H19- 2007 year

H20- 2008 year

.....

H29- 2017 year

H30- 2018 year

H31- 2019 year (change of Heisei to Reiwa)


Reiwa is the current era of Japan's official calendar. It began on 1 May 2019, the day on which Emperor Akihito's elder son, Naruhito, ascended the throne.


R1-2019

R2-2020

R3-2021

R4-2022

R5-2023


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