New Japanese Imperial Era: REIWA

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  1. TattooDougHardy

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    It was announced a few hours ago, that on May 1st, the first era after Heisei will be "Reiwa", apparently meaning a decree of peace. Showa and Heisei era toys are our main interests here, I'm looking forward to seeing what the future will bring with the first Reiwa era Ultras, Godzilla, etc.
     
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    Better translation seems to be "Auspicious Peace" it seems? 令和
     
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    The characters are taken from a Japanese poem, rather than Chinese sources as with all previous era names. In the context of this poem, Rei means auspicious and Wa means calm. Without this background, though, the main connotations for the two characters are "order" and "Japan" respectively. So combined with the pointed use of a Japanese source, and against a backdrop of remilitarization and resurgent nationalism... Excellent Harmony indeed.
     
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    :lol:

     
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    I like South Park, but that reply is pretty stupid.
     
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    They didn't like the way foreign media outlets were translating the name, so they put out a wildly creative "official translation" to gloss over the fact that it can easily be interpreted as authoritarian/nationalist sounding, and you're lapping the shit up...but my reply is stupid. :roll:
     
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    Yes. Your interpretation is stupid, too.
     
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    Yeah, let's just sugarcoat that shit 'cause we like their toys..! :roll:
     
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    Actually that announcement was an April Fools prank!
    The new era will be known as...
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    BUTA!
     
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    What's stupid about it, Roger? Pretty much just stating the facts. Japan isn't just one big toy manufacturer that you're a fan of. :lol:
     
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    I would find this much more interesting if people weren't calling each other stupid. I'd like to hear more about this, but only if it's actually worth reading...
     
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    I’m sure there’s a vigorous discussion on 4chan and reddit...
     

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