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

Shōwa 56 is year 1981

People born in this year are 38 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
1976 Shōwa 51 43 tatsu Dragon
1977 Shōwa 52 42 mi Snake
1978 Shōwa 53 41 uma Horse
1979 Shōwa 54 40 hitsuji Goat
1980 Shōwa 55 39 saru Monkey
1981 Shōwa 56 38 tori Rooster
1982 Shōwa 57 37 inu Dog
1983 Shōwa 58 36 i Pig
1984 Shōwa 59 35 ne Rat
1985 Shōwa 60 34 ushi Ox