What year is in Japan now? 日本は今年何年?

Year 2019 in Japan is Heisei 31

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
2011Heisei 238uRabbit
2012Heisei 247tatsuDragon
2013Heisei 256miSnake
2014Heisei 265umaHorse
2015Heisei 274hitsujiGoat
2016Heisei 283saruMonkey
2017Heisei 292toriRooster
2018Heisei 301inuDog
2019Heisei 310iPig
2020Heisei 32-neRat
2021Heisei 33-ushiOx
2022Heisei 34-toraTiger
2023Heisei 35-uRabbit
2024Heisei 36-tatsuDragon
2025Heisei 37-miSnake
2026Heisei 38-umaHorse