NPO holds coming-of-age celebrations for Japan's LGBT youth

National / Social Issues Mar 5, 2017

NPO holds coming-of-age celebrations for Japan's LGBT youth

Special coming-of-age ceremonies catering to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people are growing popular in Japan, providing an opportunity for sexual minorities to celebrate and express their true selves. A university student was among some 40 participants, including family members, who participated in an ...

National / Crime & Legal Jan 13, 2015

Coming-of-Age Day rowdiness results in arrests

Some youths who turned out for Coming-of-Age Day ceremonies Monday were taken into police custody after they went wild during and after celebrations. In Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, a 19-year-old allegedly punched a police officer in the face after he and several friends were warned not ...