Tag: emperor

Predicting Japan’s next era name

As the Heisei Period draws to a close, how will the name of the next Emperor’s period be decided? Timothy Magarry writes.

How Much Damage Can Two Characters Do?

Monsoon Subeditor Timothy Magarry explores the effects of a Japanese imperial abdication on its calendar, asking – what year is it? When Japan’s Emperor Akihito’s […]