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

Shōwa 56 is year 1981

People born in this year are 37 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 5142tatsuDragon
1977Shōwa 5241miSnake
1978Shōwa 5340umaHorse
1979Shōwa 5439hitsujiGoat
1980Shōwa 5538saruMonkey
1981Shōwa 5637toriRooster
1982Shōwa 5736inuDog
1983Shōwa 5835iPig
1984Shōwa 5934neRat
1985Shōwa 6033ushiOx