Office updates for new Japanese era

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2Word 2010Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 2 More

Summary


On May 1, 2019, a new Japanese era and its associated calendar will begin. Most Office products that support the Japanese calendar and are within their support life cycle have been updated to reflect the new era.

The Office team will continue to release updates for client and mobile versions (including iOS and Android) of Office products on the regular monthly release schedule. Future updates will contain fixes and features such as fonts and the IME that are heavily dependent on the recent announcement of the new era name. Note that in addition to the Office updates, customers have to verify that the operating system (Windows, iOS, MacOS, or Android) is updated and supports the new era.

To ensure customers have the best possible experience when the era begins, some Office products will display the new era prior to its start on May 1. 

To learn more about the Microsoft effort to prepare for the new Japanese era, see Updates for May 2019 Japanese Era Change.

As always, we welcome any feedback that you may have about the updates. For more information, see How do I give feedback on Microsoft Office?

Prerequisites for Office to handle the new Japanese era


Office for Windows 

For Office on Windows to correctly handle the new Japanese era, both Windows and .NET Framework must be updated to versions that support the new era.  For more information about how to make these updates, refer to the Windows updates and .NET Framework updates sections. To install the latest Office updates, see Install Office Updates

Office for Mac, Office for Android, and Office for iOS  

For other devices (Mac, Android or iOS), updates for the specific platform will be available from the store for that platform and will be applied according to the store's update policy.  Make sure to install updates for both the operating system and Office applications.  

Office 365 ProPlus and Office 2019


In order to get the latest Japanese era updates, install the most recent version that's listed in the linked release notes:

Office 2016, 2013, 2010 and server products


The following table provides a list of Microsoft Knowledge Base articles by Office version for Japanese era updates as of this posting. We will offer additional updates for Office as they become available, and we will update this article accordingly.

Knowledge Base article (KB)

Applicable Office program version

KB4461633

Office Online Server

KB4464518

SharePoint Enterprise Server 2019

 

KB4462195

KB4462118

KB4022161

KB3203480

KB4462213

KB4462241

KB4462242

KB4464501

Office 2016

KB4462192

Access 2016

KB4462236

Excel 2016

KB4462239

KB4464502

Outlook 2016

KB4464503

Project 2016

KB4461531

Visio 2016

KB4462240

Word 2016

KB4464510

SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016

 

KB3178640

KB3172473

KB4462200

KB4462203

KB4462204

KB4464504

Office 2013

KB4032252

Access 2013

KB4462209

Excel 2013

KB4464507

KB4092455

Outlook 2013

KB4462136

Project 2013

KB4464505

Visio 2013

KB4462140

Word 2013

KB4461593

Office Web Apps Server 2013

KB4011702

KB4461602

SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013

KB4464515

SharePoint Foundation 2013

 

KB4462172

KB4462187

KB4462177

KB4461579

KB4464520

KB2589339

KB4461626

KB4462223

Office 2010

KB4018363

Access 2010

KB4462230

Excel 2010

KB4462229

KB3114559

Outlook 2010

KB4022147

Project 2010

KB3115314

Visio 2010

KB4461625

Word 2010

KB4464528

SharePoint Foundation 2010

KB2863916

KB4461615

SharePoint Server 2010

KB4461620

SharePoint Server 2010 Office Web Apps

KB3191900

SharePoint Server 2010 Excel Web App

How to test the new Japanese era


For guidance about how to test the new Japanese era, see the "How to test the new Japanese era artifacts on Windows" section in "Summary of new Japanese Era updates - KB4469068."

Note Before you test the new Japanese era, update Office, the operating system, and .NET Framework. After you verify that these updates are installed, check whether the behavior in your Office documents and Office applications work as expected.

More information


Together with the support for the new Japanese era, many Office products support the Gannen format. For more details about Gannen, see the "New Japanese era supported features" section of Summary of new Japanese Era updates - KB4469068.

In Microsoft Excel, dates can be formatted to display Gannen by using custom formatting or the "Format" function. For examples of how to use Gannen in Excel, see Japan era changes and Gannen.