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Ringing in Reiwa

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If you've paid even a little attention to Japanese news, you were no doubt inundated with a deluge of features regarding Reiwa, the name for the new era in Japan following the abdication of Emperor Heisei. Let's take a look at how people from around the country said goodbye to Heisei and hello to Reiwa!

As you can see from the video, the atmosphere was somewhat similar to New Year's, especially in population centers and around shrines with particular importance to local communities. Hopefully your first year of Reiwa is off to a good start!