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Japanese Era Years and Names

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Reiwa(令和)
2019 ~ 2021
for 3 years
Heisei(平成)
1989 ~ 2018
for 30 years
Showa(昭和)
1927 ~ 1988
for 62 years
Taisho(大正)
1913 ~ 1926
for 14 years
Meiji(明治)
1869 ~ 1912
for 44 years
Reiwa(令和)
2019 ~ 2021
for 3 years
Heisei(平成)
1989 ~ 2018
for 30 years
Showa(昭和)
1927 ~ 1988
for 62 years
Taisho(大正)
1913 ~ 1926
for 14 years
Meiji(明治)
1869 ~ 1912
for 44 years

Japanese era

The Japanese era calendar scheme has 2 elements. And the first one is the Japanese Era name. For example, the 'Meiji' of 'Meiji 3' is the Japanese era name. When the king is changed, the Japanese era name is changed.

Japanese imperial year

The Japanese imperial year is a original and unique calendar system in Japan. It is based on the legendary foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu in 660 BC.

Lunar calendar in Japanese

The old Chinese calendar is almost ignored in Japan today.
Japanese EraGregorianImperial yearAgeChinese Zodiac
Meiji 21869 2529 152 巳(Snake)
Meiji 31870 2530 151 午(Horse)
Meiji 41871 2531 150 未(Goat)
Meiji 51872 2532 149 申(Monkey)
Meiji 61873 2533 148 酉(Rooster)
Meiji 71874 2534 147 戌(Dog)
Meiji 81875 2535 146 亥(Pig)
Meiji 91876 2536 145 子(Rat)
Meiji 101877 2537 144 丑(Ox)
Meiji 111878 2538 143 寅(Tiger)
Meiji 121879 2539 142 卯(Rabbit)
Meiji 131880 2540 141 辰(Dragon)
Meiji 141881 2541 140 巳(Snake)
Meiji 151882 2542 139 午(Horse)
Meiji 161883 2543 138 未(Goat)
Meiji 171884 2544 137 申(Monkey)
Meiji 181885 2545 136 酉(Rooster)
Meiji 191886 2546 135 戌(Dog)
Meiji 201887 2547 134 亥(Pig)
Meiji 211888 2548 133 子(Rat)
Meiji 221889 2549 132 丑(Ox)
Meiji 231890 2550 131 寅(Tiger)
Meiji 241891 2551 130 卯(Rabbit)
Meiji 251892 2552 129 辰(Dragon)
Meiji 261893 2553 128 巳(Snake)
Meiji 271894 2554 127 午(Horse)
Meiji 281895 2555 126 未(Goat)
Meiji 291896 2556 125 申(Monkey)
Meiji 301897 2557 124 酉(Rooster)
Meiji 311898 2558 123 戌(Dog)
Meiji 321899 2559 122 亥(Pig)
Meiji 331900 2560 121 子(Rat)
Meiji 341901 2561 120 丑(Ox)
Meiji 351902 2562 119 寅(Tiger)
Meiji 361903 2563 118 卯(Rabbit)
Meiji 371904 2564 117 辰(Dragon)
Meiji 381905 2565 116 巳(Snake)
Meiji 391906 2566 115 午(Horse)
Meiji 401907 2567 114 未(Goat)
Meiji 411908 2568 113 申(Monkey)
Meiji 421909 2569 112 酉(Rooster)
Meiji 431910 2570 111 戌(Dog)
Meiji 441911 2571 110 亥(Pig)
Meiji 45 1912
29 /
2572 109 子(Rat)
Taisho First Year 1912
30 /
Taisho 21913 2573 108 丑(Ox)
Taisho 31914 2574 107 寅(Tiger)
Taisho 41915 2575 106 卯(Rabbit)
Taisho 51916 2576 105 辰(Dragon)
Taisho 61917 2577 104 巳(Snake)
Taisho 71918 2578 103 午(Horse)
Taisho 81919 2579 102 未(Goat)
Taisho 91920 2580 101 申(Monkey)
Taisho 101921 2581 100 酉(Rooster)
Taisho 111922 2582 99 戌(Dog)
Taisho 121923 2583 98 亥(Pig)
Taisho 131924 2584 97 子(Rat)
Taisho 141925 2585 96 丑(Ox)
Taisho 15 1926
24 / December
2586 95 寅(Tiger)
Showa First Year 1926
25 / December
Showa 21927 2587 94 卯(Rabbit)
Showa 31928 2588 93 辰(Dragon)
Showa 41929 2589 92 巳(Snake)
Showa 51930 2590 91 午(Horse)
Showa 61931 2591 90 未(Goat)
Showa 71932 2592 89 申(Monkey)
Showa 81933 2593 88 酉(Rooster)
Showa 91934 2594 87 戌(Dog)
Showa 101935 2595 86 亥(Pig)
Showa 111936 2596 85 子(Rat)
Showa 121937 2597 84 丑(Ox)
Showa 131938 2598 83 寅(Tiger)
Showa 141939 2599 82 卯(Rabbit)
Showa 151940 2600 81 辰(Dragon)
Showa 161941 2601 80 巳(Snake)
Showa 171942 2602 79 午(Horse)
Showa 181943 2603 78 未(Goat)
Showa 191944 2604 77 申(Monkey)
Showa 201945 2605 76 酉(Rooster)
Showa 211946 2606 75 戌(Dog)
Showa 221947 2607 74 亥(Pig)
Showa 231948 2608 73 子(Rat)
Showa 241949 2609 72 丑(Ox)
Showa 251950 2610 71 寅(Tiger)
Showa 261951 2611 70 卯(Rabbit)
Showa 271952 2612 69 辰(Dragon)
Showa 281953 2613 68 巳(Snake)
Showa 291954 2614 67 午(Horse)
Showa 301955 2615 66 未(Goat)
Showa 311956 2616 65 申(Monkey)
Showa 321957 2617 64 酉(Rooster)
Showa 331958 2618 63 戌(Dog)
Showa 341959 2619 62 亥(Pig)
Showa 351960 2620 61 子(Rat)
Showa 361961 2621 60 丑(Ox)
Showa 371962 2622 59 寅(Tiger)
Showa 381963 2623 58 卯(Rabbit)
Showa 391964 2624 57 辰(Dragon)
Showa 401965 2625 56 巳(Snake)
Showa 411966 2626 55 午(Horse)
Showa 421967 2627 54 未(Goat)
Showa 431968 2628 53 申(Monkey)
Showa 441969 2629 52 酉(Rooster)
Showa 451970 2630 51 戌(Dog)
Showa 461971 2631 50 亥(Pig)
Showa 471972 2632 49 子(Rat)
Showa 481973 2633 48 丑(Ox)
Showa 491974 2634 47 寅(Tiger)
Showa 501975 2635 46 卯(Rabbit)
Showa 511976 2636 45 辰(Dragon)
Showa 521977 2637 44 巳(Snake)
Showa 531978 2638 43 午(Horse)
Showa 541979 2639 42 未(Goat)
Showa 551980 2640 41 申(Monkey)
Showa 561981 2641 40 酉(Rooster)
Showa 571982 2642 39 戌(Dog)
Showa 581983 2643 38 亥(Pig)
Showa 591984 2644 37 子(Rat)
Showa 601985 2645 36 丑(Ox)
Showa 611986 2646 35 寅(Tiger)
Showa 621987 2647 34 卯(Rabbit)
Showa 63 1988
07 /
2648 33 辰(Dragon)
Heisei First Year 1988
08 /
Heisei 21989 2649 32 巳(Snake)
Heisei 31990 2650 31 午(Horse)
Heisei 41991 2651 30 未(Goat)
Heisei 51992 2652 29 申(Monkey)
Heisei 61993 2653 28 酉(Rooster)
Heisei 71994 2654 27 戌(Dog)
Heisei 81995 2655 26 亥(Pig)
Heisei 91996 2656 25 子(Rat)
Heisei 101997 2657 24 丑(Ox)
Heisei 111998 2658 23 寅(Tiger)
Heisei 121999 2659 22 卯(Rabbit)
Heisei 132000 2660 21 辰(Dragon)
Heisei 142001 2661 20 巳(Snake)
Heisei 152002 2662 19 午(Horse)
Heisei 162003 2663 18 未(Goat)
Heisei 172004 2664 17 申(Monkey)
Heisei 182005 2665 16 酉(Rooster)
Heisei 192006 2666 15 戌(Dog)
Heisei 202007 2667 14 亥(Pig)
Heisei 212008 2668 13 子(Rat)
Heisei 222009 2669 12 丑(Ox)
Heisei 232010 2670 11 寅(Tiger)
Heisei 242011 2671 10 卯(Rabbit)
Heisei 252012 2672 9 辰(Dragon)
Heisei 262013 2673 8 巳(Snake)
Heisei 272014 2674 7 午(Horse)
Heisei 282015 2675 6 未(Goat)
Heisei 292016 2676 5 申(Monkey)
Heisei 302017 2677 4 酉(Rooster)
Heisei 312018 2678 3 戌(Dog)
Reiwa First Year2019 2679 2 亥(Pig)
Reiwa 22020 2680 1 子(Rat)
Reiwa 32021 2681 0 丑(Ox)
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