Coming of age: Why adults in Japan are getting younger
Adulthood is about to come a lot earlier in life for many in Japan.
The government has enacted a bill lowering the age of adulthood from 20 to 18, which will affect millions across the country when it takes effect in 2022.
It's the first time the age of adulthood has been changed since it was set in 1876.
What will 18-year-olds be allowed to do? The biggest change is they will be able to get married without parental consent.
Currently, males over the age of 18 and females 16 and over can marry - but only with the say-so of their parents. Otherwise you need to be 20.
But the revised Civil... read more
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