Booze alert as young Japanese come of age

Jan 8, 2018

Booze alert as young Japanese come of age

Dazzling in colorful kimono, thousands of young women marked their entry into adulthood Monday — before hitting a bar to celebrate. Formal Coming-of-Age ceremonies, which began as a rite of ancient samurai families, were held across Japan for 20-year-olds, reminding them of their responsibilities after ...

Feb 3, 2017

Japan looks to unify minimum marriage age at 18 for both sexes

The government is considering setting the minimum age for marriage at 18 nationwide, scrapping a provision introduced shortly after World War II that allows 16-year-old girls to wed, an official source said. The provision for a unified minimum marriage age would be presented in a ...

Age of adulthood debate raises fraud fears

| Sep 2, 2016

Age of adulthood debate raises fraud fears

The move to revise the Civil Code to lower the age of adulthood to 18 from 20 is raising concerns that teenagers might fall victim to fraudsters. Under current law, parents can cancel contracts signed by their children if the deals were sealed without their ...