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

Shōwa 56 is year 1981

People born in this year are 36 years old.

Shōwa (昭和) was the era before Heisei (平成). It started on Dec 25th, 1926, following the death of the Emperor Taisho. 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
1976Shōwa 5141tatsuDragon
1977Shōwa 5240miSnake
1978Shōwa 5339umaHorse
1979Shōwa 5438hitsujiGoat
1980Shōwa 5537saruMonkey
1981Shōwa 5636toriRooster
1982Shōwa 5735inuDog
1983Shōwa 5834iPig
1984Shōwa 5933neRat
1985Shōwa 6032ushiOx