The Hindu Business Line

Japan's new Reiwa era holds promise


With the choice of the term "Reiwa" to define the incoming era of emperor Naruhito next month, Japan has laid out a path that is true to its own culture and can cement its connectedn­ess with the rest of Asia. The unique way of marking time by making it coterminou­s with the reign of an emperor is today practised only in Japan although the tradition began in ancient China and was once prevalent in the Korean peninsula and Vietnam too.

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