Archive for January 2015

Coming of Age Day in Japan

Coming of Age Day group

The Coming of Age Day festival in Japan is celebrated on the second Monday in January, and honours young Japanese who reach the age of 20 in the current year (from April to April). Twenty is seen as marking the transition to adulthood, and is also the age at which it becomes legal to drink, smoke and vote in elections.

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