元年 vs 1年 (Gannen vs Ichinen) with the 令和 Reiwa Era

In my previous post I showed how to use the Registry to enable the new 令和 Reiwa Era for the Japanese Calendar. Some customers have asked how to also display the 元年 (Gannen) for the first year. For current versions of Windows, we have set a registry value to select 1年 (Ichinen). You can remove…

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Setting/Testing the New Japanese Riewa Era in NLS

[Update: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4469068/summary-of-new-japanese-era-updates-kb4469068 lists the updates available for Windows to enable Reiwa support] I talked about the upcoming new Japanese Era, and today the new era name was announced! Since the era data is available in the registry on Windows, people can add the Reiwa Era information to the registry immediately. Though Reiwa doesn’t start until…

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