2017: Coming of age - in Japan
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Japan Times, 25.3.2017
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Coming of age? Japan’s shifting definition of adulthood
BY TOMOHIRO OSAKI
STAFF WRITER, Japan Times
With the Justice Ministry weighing whether or not to lower the age of majority, we examine a few key issues surrounding the debate.
"... Japan’s current definition of adulthood dates back to 1898, when the country adopted a Civil Code that delayed the age of majority to 20 years old from early adolescence, as had previously been the presumption in many parts of the society. ..."