Japan preparing bill to cut adult age to 18

Nov 14, 2016

Japan preparing bill to cut adult age to 18

The government plans to submit a bill to the Diet during next year’s ordinary legislative session to lower the age of adulthood under the Civil Code from 20 to 18.If approved by the Diet, the change could take place by 2021 following a multi-year ...

/ Sep 8, 2016

Exercise may offset health risks of drinking: study

Heavy drinkers who exercise are less likely to die from alcohol-related diseases than those who don’t, a study suggested Thursday, although its authors were cautious about the implications of their data.Researchers used British population data between 1994 and 2006, comparing health outcomes with self-reported ...

Bill would lower Japan's age of adulthood from 20 to 18

Aug 16, 2016

Bill would lower Japan's age of adulthood from 20 to 18

The Abe administration has started work on a bill that would lower the adult age under the Civil Code to 18 from the current 20, according to sources.The change would allow people aged 18 and 19 to get married and sign contracts for expensive ...