How has your Heisei been?

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The Heisei period (which loosely translates as “achieving peace”) ends tonight with the abdication of Emperor Akihito, and a new period of history, Reiwa (“order and harmony”) will begin. Heisei began in 1989, so it’s packed a lot in. What were the highlights for you?

#2

Was it a Japanese bonus track?

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That entire album is a kind of tribute to the end of the Showa period if you think about it

#5

So glad tha Heisei period is duuuuun! Reiwa is not guna no wat hit it!

#6

It’s really difficult to search for Japanese patents sometimes because they number them as Hxx (now Rxx) instead of the Western year number.

Can’t believe you read this post, hahaha

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#7

Just to spite you, I actually found that very interesting!

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#8

Highlights - Blue Album
Low points - A Moon Shaped Pool

#9

Is there a difference between Heisei and Japanese Golden Week?

Let me tell you, Japanese Golden Week has been a right ballache for me at work. I’m not going to bore anyone with the details, but for the past month I’ve had a couple of meetings a day and even got called up on a day off on Friday to deal with a query.

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#10

The abdication has been timed to coincide with this year’s Golden Week (they tend to lump all their national holidays into groups).

#11

6 bank holidays in a row (plus weekends). I wouldn’t mind a bit of that.

#12

The downside is that the working culture in Japan would almost certainly break you first.

#13

Highlight was probably the Japanese Godzilla absolutely wrecking the USA 98 version in a matter of seconds:

#14

heisei come heisei go

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#15

Highlights would probably be this:

and the birth of my son in 2005

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#16

Pro: That dog vine of Toto Africa
Con: fascism

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#18

Highlight:

Guy-Goma-668831

Lowlight: That song Bad Day by Daniel Powter.

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#19

When did Booker-T drop the n-bomb on air?

#20

Rob Loves Boobs second.

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