A new (Japanese) era for Java!
Posted on March 21, 2019
In day-to-day situations Japan uses the same calendar as most of the world, according to which we are currently in the year 2019 (of the common era). For official and formal documents, the Japanese calendar uses the same day and month but an era name and years-within-that-era instead of the common era year …
More at https://blogs.oracle.com/java-platform-group/a-new-japanese-era-for-java