Asia Watch: A month of significant changes coming up

India’s Bharatiya Janata Party supporters wearing Prime Minister Narendra Modi masks during a party election rally in Along in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, India, last Saturday. About 900 million people are eligible to vote in election
India’s Bharatiya Janata Party supporters wearing Prime Minister Narendra Modi masks during a party election rally in Along in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, India, last Saturday. About 900 million people are eligible to vote in elections in India beginning on April 11.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

A new era in Japan, new attractions in Singapore and new beginnings in India and Indonesia, with elections due to take place soon, will dominate this month.

Japan is due to announce the name of a new era today, as the nation prepares for the abdication of Emperor Akihito by the end of the month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2019, with the headline 'A month of significant changes coming up'. Print Edition | Subscribe