New era will go into effect on 1 May, a day after the emperor, Akihito makes way for his eldest son, Crown Prince Naruhito

The reign of Japan’s next emperor will be known as the Reiwa era, after the name of the new imperial name was unveiled before an expectant nation on Monday morning.

People across Japan paused as the name – or gengo – was announced after months of secret deliberations, with the final choice known only to a select group of experts and senior politicians.

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