The second Monday of January in Japan is annually celebrated as the Coming of Age Day or Seijin no hi in Japanese.
This year, the day comes on 14 January when it is time to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the age of majority (20 years old) over the past year, as well as to celebrate adulthood.
Reaching the legal age on their 20th birthday entitles the Japanese young people with the right not only to vote, but also to smoke tobacco and purchase alcohol.
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