Editorials Jan 17, 2015

Now what after coming of age?

This year's increase in the number of 20-year-olds celebrating Coming-of-Age Day was welcome. But the upswing is only temporary and there are questions about whether young people are ready to take up the adult challenges in Japan's rapidly aging society.

Coming-of-Age Day in Japan 2015

General Jan 14, 2015

Coming-of-Age Day in Japan 2015

This week in Japan, people are enjoying a shorter working week thanks to "Seijin no Hi" (Coming-of-Age Day), a day on which anyone who happens to have turned 20 between April 2 of last year and April 1 this year celebrates the so-called rite ...