Japan announced the new name for the next Emperural era this weekend offical period of transition will begin next month.
The country’s current era, Heisei, will end in a month with Emperor Akihito’s historic abdication.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced the highly anticipated name by holding up a board with the characters handwritten on it.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has addressed the nation to explain its meaning.
Each Japanese emperor’s reign, or “gengo”, is given a name which is then used alongside the Western calendar to mark the years.