Japan has lowered the of adulthood for the first since 1876. From 2022, teenagers will become at 18 - two years than the age. There are still things that will not change. The age for drinking alcohol, smoking and will stay at 20. From 2022, 18-year-olds can marry without consent. They can also apply for . Transgender people over 18 will be able to apply to have their officially recognized.
The new law should help Japan's . More people will get married and start . This will help the falling birth and ageing population. More financial could provide more to help the government pay for pensions and . Many of Japan's young people are more about how the Coming of Age Day will change. This is a holiday in which 20-year-olds wear traditional to celebrate adulthood.