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

Year 2016 is Heisei 28

People born in this year are 2 years old.

Next holiday: 11/23 - Labour Thanksgiving Day

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 237uRabbit
2012Heisei 246tatsuDragon
2013Heisei 255miSnake
2014Heisei 264umaHorse
2015Heisei 273hitsujiGoat
2016Heisei 282saruMonkey
2017Heisei 291toriRooster
2018Heisei 300inuDog
2019Heisei 31-iPig
2020Heisei 32-neRat