Nostalgic Waves: A Dive into Heisei Retro #204

Nostalgic Waves: A Dive into Heisei Retro #204

懐かしい思い出に浸ってみませんか?Explore the nostalgic era of Heisei Japan, from Tamagotchi to flip phones, and how it mirrors global Y2K vibes. Relive memories with us!

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Understanding "和暦" (wareki) and "西暦" (seireki)

The Japanese calendar, known as the "和暦" (wareki), differs from the Gregorian calendar, or "西暦" (seireki), which is widely used around the world. The key difference lies in the era names, which change with the reign of each emperor in Japan, as opposed to counting years continuously from a fixed point in time.

Japanese era name - Wikipedia

単語 (Vocabulary)

平成 (へいせい) - Heisei
和暦 (われき) - Japanese calendar era
西暦(せいれき) - A.D
元年 (がんねん) - First year of an era
懐かしい (なつかしい) - Nostalgic
レトロ (れとろ) - Retro
問題 (もんだい) - Problem
プリクラ - Purikura (photo sticker booth)
携帯電話 (けいたいでんわ) - Mobile phone
ポケベル - Pager
スマホ (すまほ) - Smartphone
ヴィジュアル系 (びじゅあるけい) - Visual Kei (a genre of music)
懐メロ (なつメロ) - Nostalgic melody
ドラマ (どらま) - Drama (TV show)
青春 (せいしゅん) - Youth

会話の話題 (Conversation Topics)

Is there anything that became popular between 1989 and 2010 that you still remember today?

Have you ever played with Heisei era toys like Tamagotchi or Furby?

What was the first mobile phone you used? If there are any stories related to that mobile phone, please do share them.

If you have a favorite artist or song from this era, could you tell us about it?

Looking back on your youth, what things or experiences do you find nostalgic?

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