As far as I can tell, the idea of "Common Era" goes back at least to the 1700s use of "Vulgar Era", so it's not just political correctness.
BC/AD doesn't have that great a foothold, in any case - it seems "Anno Salutis" and other versions abounded before anyone got used to BC/AD. Jews and others do not object to using the same calendar that dominates Western society, they object to a naming scheme that states quite literally that Christ was the messiah.
If we were using a Japanese calendar, I'd be fine using Japanese terminology to refer to it. Marking it as the "Christian Era" (or more commonly, the "Common Era") allows the same epoch to be used even though the best calculation for Jesus's birth has changed.
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