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Demography of Japan

Japan lowers the age of adulthood from 20 to 18, with the changes coming into effect in 2022. The revision to Japan's civil code means 18-year-olds will be able to marry without their parents' consent and to apply for credit cards and loans. Transgender people over 18 will be able to have their gender officially recognised. This change has caused confusion and concern regarding Coming of Age Day and the kimono industry.

The age change means 18-year-olds will be able to marry and apply for loans, but will still have to wait until 20 to drink or gamble

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