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

Shōwa 56 is year 1981

People born in this year are 41 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 46 tatsu Dragon
1977 Shōwa 52 45 mi Snake
1978 Shōwa 53 44 uma Horse
1979 Shōwa 54 43 hitsuji Goat
1980 Shōwa 55 42 saru Monkey
1981 Shōwa 56 41 tori Rooster
1982 Shōwa 57 40 inu Dog
1983 Shōwa 58 39 i Pig
1984 Shōwa 59 38 ne Rat
1985 Shōwa 60 37 ushi Ox