Come to see the poster about the 2019 Japanese Emperor Transition on the 8th floor of the Wells Library! Emperor Akihito is officially abdicating on April 30th, 2019, announcing the end of the 30-year Heisei era. Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan (皇太子徳仁親王 Kōtaishi Naruhito Shinnō, born 23 February 1960) will succeed his father on the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1st. and become the 126th emperor of the world's oldest monarchy. He will also become Japan's first emperor to have been born after World War II. At the naming of the new Japanese era on 1 April 2019, it was announced that Naruhito will reign over the Reiwa (令和) era.
Poster information compiled and designed by Cordelia Driussi.