For the first time in 26 years! Amnesty in autumn after Japans new emperor takes office

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 For the first time in 26 years! Amnesty in autumn after Japans new emperor takes office


Emperor Prince Deren (left) and Emperor Akihito (AFP)

Overseas Network, April 1, 2006. Recently, Japan announced the New Years Number Order and Harmony, ushering in a new era. With the abdication of the Emperor and the inauguration of the new Emperor, a series of important ceremonies and activities will also take place, and the amnesty to be implemented in the autumn of 2019 is particularly noticeable.

Amnesty refers to the meaning of amnesty in Chinese, that is, the system of exempting criminals from prosecution or execution of their penalties in a certain period of time. According to Japans economic news, the amnesty in Japan lasted 26 years. The last time was in 1993 when Prince Deren married his wife Yako. Zhaohe carried out two amnesty in the period of Pingcheng adulthood, namely, the funeral ceremony in 1989 and the ritual of ascending the throne in 1990.

In 1989, about 28,600 people were exempted from crimes at the funeral. Another 10.14 million people, who had been suspended as guilty, were reinstated at that time. In 1990, 2.5 million people were restored to their posts at the time of the ritual of ascending the throne.

Sakamoto Sakamoto, Japans former criminal officer, said: The object of pardon is basically those who violate the election law for public office or the road traffic law and other minor crimes. And prisoners in homicide, robbery and other cases have never been pardoned, and this time there should be no exception.

New Year Number Published in Japan (Current News Agency)

With the abdication of Emperor Akihito on April 30, Japans current year number Pingcheng will cease to be used. Prince Naruhito, 59, will take office the next day (May 1), and the new year number will be officially launched at 0:00 on that day. This is the first time in modern Japan that the Mikado was replaced before his birth. The new years number replacing Ping Cheng is Japans 248th year after Dahua. In addition to the change of the year number, a series of policies and activities accompanying the new emperors ascension have attracted wide attention from all walks of life in Japan.

Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Wang Zheng_N7526