EGL supports to format date with Japanese calendar which will have a Japanese era. Since May 1st 2019, Japan has a new era name Reiwa (令和). Please refer to Japanese era name for the detail.
In RBD 9.6, we start to support the new era name for Java when formatting a date. Below is an example to format with Japanese calendar.in English locale.
myDate DATE;myJapaneseDate STRING;myDate = "2020/05/01";myJapaneseDate = formatDate(myDate,"JaGyy/MM/dd");syslib.writeStdout(myJapaneseDate);
The output will be "令和02/05/01" when running in Japanese locale; and "Reiwa02/05/01"
Notice that the COBOL and IDE are to be supported later.