What year is it in Heisei? Japan age finder & holiday calendar

Heisei 17 is year 2005

People born in this year are 12 years old.

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
2000Heisei 1217tatsuDragon
2001Heisei 1316miSnake
2002Heisei 1415umaHorse
2003Heisei 1514hitsujiGoat
2004Heisei 1613saruMonkey
2005Heisei 1712toriRooster
2006Heisei 1811inuDog
2007Heisei 1910iPig
2008Heisei 209neRat
2009Heisei 218ushiOx