1. On the occasion of the enthronement of Japan’s new Emperor, His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito, on May 1st, 2019, the Consular Office of Japan in Portland will offer the public the opportunity to sign a Congratulatory Book as follows:
Time: May 2nd to May 8th, 2019 (Excl. Saturday and Sunday)
9:30AM-11:30AM and 1:00PM-4:30PM
Venue: Consular Office of Japan
1300 SW 5th Avenue Suite 2700, Portland, OR 97201
2. It was decided at the Japanese Cabinet Meeting on April 1st, 2019 that the new Japanese era be called "Reiwa" beginning May 1st, 2019, upon the accession to the Throne of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito.
"Reiwa" means "beautiful harmony". The name “Reiwa” comes from a passage of the Manyoshu, the oldest collection of Japanese poetry.
Signing of the Greeting Book for the Enthronement of His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince and New era “Reiwa”
April 24, 2019