Alternative sex chat rooms - Japan coin dating calendar

Note that the gannen (first year) is generally not a full year long.

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The Japanese calendar years increment by 1 every January 1st (the same as the Gregorian calendar), not on the anniversary of the Emperor's reign.

Currently in Japan, both the Gregorian calendar years (e.g., 2004) and Japanese nengo are used.

Most of the times, dates are written similar to the European approach, ordering the components according to their “size”, but in reverse order, starting with the biggest component: year/month/day.

The tricky part is the use of Kanji characters for the day, month and year. 年 (nen) means “year”, 月 (gatsu) “month” and 日(nichi) means “day”, though the reading (“nichi”) depends on the day and might vary.

Emperor (Hirohito) regnal year (now L to R) = 5 x 10 6 = 56. Since the 1960s fifty yen and higher denomination coins use western numbers for the regnal year.

As I've previously discussed, it is useful for a world coin collector to be able to read numbers and dates in different languages.

You'll find the year by locating the 年 character which means "year". Hence, the 年 character is left of year on older coins, right on the date on recent coins.

As an example the coin on the right reads "昭和三十六年", which means "year 36 (三十六) of the reign of emperor Shōwa (昭和)", that is 1961.

If a number is followed by a larger number, multiply. Since the first year is year 1 and not year 0, you must subtract 1 before adding the number to the year found in Step 2 to get the Gregorian year.

Japanese coins are dated by ruling emperor (year of accession) plus the regnal year.

The Chinese Numerals Japanese is one such language which doesn't use Arabic numerals (0, 1, 2...).

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