Japanese media: Japan has lowered the legal age of adulthood to 18

2022-06-05 0 By

Japan’s revised civil law took effect on April 1, lowering the age of adults from 20 to 18.This is the first time that the age of adult has been changed since 1876, when the age of adult was set at 20.”It is very important to encourage young people to take an active part in social activities because it will inject great vitality into society,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroichi Matano reportedly said March 31.In Japan, the law now allows young people in their late teens to leave their parents’ custody and sign contracts for credit cards, mobile phones and rent, as well as passports valid for 10 years, the report said.