What year is in Japan now? 現在日本は何年?

Year 2016 in Japan is Heisei 28

Heisei (平成) is the current era in Japan. It started on Jan 8th, 1989, following the death of the Emperor Shōwa. You can read more on Wikipedia or keep browsing on this site with the following links.

Quick Year & Age Chart

Year Local Year Age Sexagenary Cycle Chinese Zodiac
2008Heisei 208neRat
2009Heisei 217ushiOx
2010Heisei 226toraTiger
2011Heisei 235uRabbit
2012Heisei 244tatsuDragon
2013Heisei 253miSnake
2014Heisei 262umaHorse
2015Heisei 271hitsujiGoat
2016Heisei 280saruMonkey
2017Heisei 29-toriRooster
2018Heisei 30-inuDog
2019Heisei 31-iPig
2020Heisei 32-neRat
2021Heisei 33-ushiOx
2022Heisei 34-toraTiger
2023Heisei 35-uRabbit