Coming-of-Age Day

Young Japanese who celebrate turning 20 years old, clad in Japanese kimono, dance with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and other Disney characters during a coming of age ceremony at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, near Tokyo, on Coming of Age Day national holiday, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. While many festive ceremonies are held in various venues throughout Japan, the city where the theme park is located invites its new adults to Disneyland for the occasion every year. The day is marked by those who turned 20 in the past year after April 1 or will be 20 before March 31 this year. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Mickey Mouse celebrates with young Japanese people, who’ll be 20 years old this year during a ceremony Monday at Tokyo Disneyland to mark “Seijin no Hi” (Coming-of-Age Day). The holiday, held on the second Monday of January, celebrates young people who have turned 20—Japan’s official age of adulthood—over the previous year or will do so before March 31 this year. 

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    Let's prove we're all grown up by celebrating with Mickey Mouse

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      No Japan-bashing please.

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    I certainly don't intend to Japan-bash but when I saw this on the TV, I immediately thought "Cinderella and Prince Charming" would have been more in the same "age group"...

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    Congratulations everyone ! It's a great big world out there ! Go get 'em !

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    At the risk of sounding condescending, I'd say it's time to avoid a footloose and fancy-free life. Congratulations on Adults' Day!

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