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

Shōwa 53 is year 1978

People born in this year are 45 years old.

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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
1973 Shōwa 48 50 ushi Ox
1974 Shōwa 49 49 tora Tiger
1975 Shōwa 50 48 u Rabbit
1976 Shōwa 51 47 tatsu Dragon
1977 Shōwa 52 46 mi Snake
1978 Shōwa 53 45 uma Horse
1979 Shōwa 54 44 hitsuji Goat
1980 Shōwa 55 43 saru Monkey
1981 Shōwa 56 42 tori Rooster
1982 Shōwa 57 41 inu Dog