It is already the end of the year. The brand new year is almost here. Please note that our office will be closed from December 29, 2017 until January 3, 2018. We will be back on January 4, 2018. We wish you happy holidays and a wonderful New Year, filled with peace and joy.
In Japan, two main calendar systems are most commonly used alongside each other. One of them is the Common Era, which has been used in many counties around the world. This year is 2017. The other is the Japanese Era. Based on this calendar system, this year is "Heisei 29". "Heisei" is written in Kanji characters as follows: