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Across the nation, an estimated 1.2 million young people celebrated becoming an adult on Coming of Age Day on Monday in an annual rite of passage for 20-year-olds that has taken a direct hit from the COVID-19 pandemic.

While many coming-of-age ceremonies were canceled or hosted online, thousands of young men and women dressed in fancy suits and fashionable kimonos, the attire traditionally worn for the adulthood ceremony, gathered in Yokohama on the day to celebrate the once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

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