Life and goodbye from an emperor

The era of Akihito’s reign from 1989 to 2019 bears the name Heisei , and according to custom he will be renamed Emperor Heisei by order of the Cabinet after his death.Upon Akihito’s abdication on 30 April 2019, he received the title of Jōkō , and a new era, Reiwa , was established when his son, Emperor Naruhito, acceded to the throne.