• JIJI

  • SHARE

The government has decided to introduce legislation toward lowering the legal age of adulthood from 20 to 18 when the Diet opens in January. It is also slated to remove a clause in the Imperial House Law that sets the emperor’s age of majority at 18, and submit 24 bills also related to revising the Civil Code, informed sources said.

The Imperial House Law stipulates that the age of adulthood for the emperor and crown prince is 18. Once the ages of majority in the Imperial House Law and Civil Code match, there will be no need for the Imperial version, people familiar with the matter said.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)