South Korea may be looking to officially end usage of the country’s traditional age system in favor of the standard international method for counting age.
In “Korean age,” a child is considered to be 1 year old at birth, and becomes a year older every New Year’s Day. Thus, a child born on Dec. 31 of any given year will turn 2 years old the next day.
A picture of a 38-year-old government official in southern China has netizens divided over whether or not his age is authentic.
The viral photo, which was first posted in October, shows Li Zhongkai of Chuxiong, Yunnan province in a suit with graying hair.
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.
A 117-year-old Japanese woman known for being the world’s oldest person passed away on Saturday evening.
Nabi Tajima, who was born on August 4, 1900, was the last known person to be born in the 19th century. She lives in Kikai, a town in Kagoshima Prefecture on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands.
Back in 2012, a 44-year-old Japanese woman named Masako Mizutani made international headlines for her incredibly youthful looks.
Mizutani has since been sought out for modeling gigs by major clothing and cosmetics brands in Japan.
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.
Remember Lure Hsu? She’s the stunningly beautiful forty-something year old woman who looks like she could be a college kid.
A Taiwanese designer’s incredibly youthful looks have left the internet mesmerized after her real age was revealed.
Lure Hsu, who can definitely pass for a teenager with her appearance and preppy fashion, is actually approaching her 42nd birthday in August.