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Japan police to be on full alert ahead of transition to Reiwa era

April 28, 2019 3:09 PM

TOKYO (THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Police will be on full alert in Tokyo ahead of the festive transition from the Heisei to Reiwa era, with several thousand officers to be dispatched on security duty over the coming days.

Significance of Reiwa being a first from a Japanese source

April 03, 2019 9:40 PM

TOKYO - Three in four Japanese approve of Reiwa, the name of the new era that will begin on May 1, with Crown Prince Naruhito's accession to the throne, a media poll has said.

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