Jump to navigation. Coming of Age Day or Adult's Day honors every person that has turned 20 years old over the past year. When young people reach twenty they officially become adults in Japanese society and they now have responsibilities as well as newfound liberties: such as being able to drink, smoke, go to hostess bars, gamble and to drive legally. The voting age was lowered from 20 to 18 in
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Pneumonia is a common and serious illness in the elderly with poorly characterized long-term impact on health-related quality of life HRQoL. QALYs were derived from responses to the Japanese version of the EuroQol-5D-5L health-state classification instrument at days 0, 7, 15, 30, 90, and after pneumonia diagnosis from participants enrolled from June to May Adjusted EuroQol-5D-5L scores were 0. Pneumonia resulted in a mean adjusted loss of 0. Substantial QALY losses were observed among Japanese adults following pneumonia diagnosis; on average, scores had not returned to pre-diagnosis levels at one-year post-diagnosis. QALY scores and cumulative losses were comparable to those in US adults with chronic heart failure, stroke, or renal failure.
Number of new Japanese adults up slightly on New Year's Day
Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. Coming of Age Day welcomes new adults into society. In Japan, youth are officially considered adults at the age of The legal voting age, however, was lowered to 18 in
Japanese adult adoption is the practice in Japan of legally and socially accepting a nonconsanguineal adult into an offspring role of a family. The centuries-old practice was developed as a mechanism for families to extend their family name, estate and ancestry without an unwieldy reliance on blood lines. Still common today, adult adoption is a dynamic tool for social and economic mobility. There is evidence that this practice began as early as sometime in the 13th century within the sect of Buddhism known as Pure Land Buddhism ,  but only really became widely used in the Tokugawa or Edo period, which began around and lasted until It also was a way for households lacking in sons to continue a patrilineal line, and remain a functioning societal power.