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Japan Lowers Age of Adulthood From 20 to 18

Japan passed several amendments to its civil code on Wednesday, such as lowering the age of legal adulthood from 20 to 18, raising the age of women’s marriage eligibility from 16 to 18, and allowing gender reassignment procedures without parental consent at 18.

The move to bring down the age of legal adulthood was influenced by the fact that many Japanese citizens join the workforce at 18, just after graduating from high school. This allows them to enter into housing and financial contracts.

105-Year-Old Japanese Physician Reveals His Secret to Long Life

A Japanese physician reveals that the secret to living a long life is by not retiring. Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara passed away on July 18, but he lived an astounding 105 long years.

As a matter of fact, Dr. Hinohara was still treating patients and working up to 18 hours daily even months before his death, according to BusinessInsider. The Japanese physician believes that “life is about contribution” and this philosophy is what kept him working.