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.
Accession to the Throne of His Majesty the Emperor
May 3, 2019