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April 1, 2019: In Tokyo, Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan Yoshida Suga anounces the new gengou era name as "Reiwa" that will take effect on May 1 of this year.
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Reiwa: The Start of a New Era in Japan

Japan’s new era will start on May 1 and is all about people “beautifully” nurturing culture.

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Two Rugby Fans Are Cycling from London to Tokyo for the 2019 World Cup

They're cycling 20,093 km to deliver the whistle for the first game in Tokyo on September 20.

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A Magical Moomin Theme Park Is Now Open Just Outside of Tokyo

It's a whimsical world of wholesome adventure at Moominvalley Park.

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Muji is Opening Its First Japanese Hotel in Tokyo

Open from next Thursday, the new Muji hotel is now accepting reservations.

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5 Ways to Play with Poop at the Unko Museum Yokohama

The world's first poop museum is open from now until July 2019.

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Cherry Blossom Season has Officially Started in Tokyo

They’re expected to be in full bloom this Friday. Let the hanami begin!

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Real Rainbow Lines Up with Tokyo’s Famous Rainbow Bridge

And Twitter was filled with joy.

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The Best Japanese Tweets About Carlos Ghosn’s Prison Bail Outfit

Ghosn leaves jail disguised as a workman, blesses Twitter with excellent joke material.

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Uniqlo Announces New Street Fighter Collaboration

Choose your fighter!

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A Trans Woman’s Marriage in Japan is in Jeopardy Over Legal Limitations

"We've effectively broken the system."

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Nescafe Opens Their First Nap Cafe in Oimachi, Tokyo

Offering a customizable chair or bed, pillow, and lighting, plus more coffee than is probably safe to drink.

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