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What's the special meaning of changing the year name to Linghe in Japan

Japan's chief cabinet secretary, Kan Yiwei, announced on the morning of April 1 that 'Linghe' was chosen as the Japanese New Year's day. Japan will start using Linghe as its year name from May 1 this year. So what's the special meaning of this year's title? Let's have a look.

At 9:30 a.m. local time on the 1st, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Kan Yiwei held an expert meeting at the prime minister's residence. Kan Yiwei listened to the opinions of the speaker of the house of Representatives, Mr. lisen Oshima, and the speaker of the Senate, Mr. IDA Zhongyi. After that, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a cabinet meeting attended by all cabinet members to listen to the opinions of cabinet members and make a final decision.

On the morning of April 1 local time, Japan's chief cabinet secretary, Kan Yiwei, announced that Japan's new emperor, Naruhito, would change his name to Linghe after he ascended the throne on May 1 this year. This is the 248 th year number in 1374 since Japan learned from China in 645.

At present, the Japanese year name is' Heisei ', which is decided by the current Emperor Akihito. It has been implemented for 30 years since his accession to the throne in 1989. The word "Pingcheng" comes from historical records and Shangshu.

On April 30, Emperor Akihito will abdicate and the next day Prince Naruhito will ascend. The new year's number also began to be used.

The formulation of the new year's issue has been carried out in secret, and no information has been disclosed. The scholars and experts involved in the formulation are also a mystery.

This morning, Japanese Emperor Akihito, who is about to abdicate on the 30th of this month, has signed and sealed the relevant government documents on the new year's day. At 9:30 this morning and 8:30 Beijing time, Abe's government first held a meeting attended by relevant scholars and experts at the official residence to solicit opinions on the year, and then listened to the opinions of the chief and vice presidents of the two houses of Congress at the speaker's residence. In the end, Abe held a meeting of all cabinet members and made a final decision.

The year number is used very frequently in Japanese society. It is widely used in Japanese people's driving license, student ID, government documents, and time signs of various activities in enterprises and schools.