Accession to the Throne of His Majesty the Emperor

1. His Majesty the Emperor Akihito abdicated on 30 April 2019 and His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince Naruhito acceded to the Throne on 1 May 2019.
 
2. It was decided at a Japanese Government’s Cabinet Meeting on 1 April 2019 that with the accession to the Throne of His Majesty the Emperor Naruhito, the new Japanese era be named “Reiwa” as of 1 May 2019.
 
3. The Embassy of Japan welcomes members of the public to sign a celebration book to mark the occasion at the Embassy of Japan (112 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla, ACT 2600) during the opening hours (9:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-4:30pm) from 6 to 8 May 2019.