Mon, January 12, 2009
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Coming-of-Age Day celebrated in Tokyo

2009-01-12 09:15:24 GMT2009-01-12 17:15:24 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Japanese twenty-year-olds dressed in traditional kimonos pose for photos after attending a ceremony to celebrate the annual Coming-of-Age Day at the Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu City of Chiba Prefecture, suburban Tokyo, on Jan. 12, 2009. In Japan, the second Monday of January is Coming-of-Age Day, a national holiday to encourage those who have newly entered adulthood to become self-reliant members of society. Young people turning 20 officially become part of the adult community and are eligible to vote, drink alcohol and smoke.(Xinhua/Ren Zhenglai)

Mickey Mouse kisses a Japanese kimono-dressed twenty-year-old girl during a ceremony to celebrate the annual Coming-of-Age Day at the Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu City of Chiba Prefecture, suburban Tokyo, on Jan. 12, 2009.(Xinhua Photo)

Japanese twenty-year-olds dressed in traditional kimonos pose for pictures with Disney's cartoon character during a ceremony to celebrate the annual Coming-of-Age Day at the Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu City of Chiba Prefecture, suburban Tokyo, on Jan. 12, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

Japanese twenty-year-olds dressed in traditional kimonos pose for photos after attending a ceremony to celebrate the annual Coming-of-Age Day at the Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu City of Chiba Prefecture, suburban Tokyo, on Jan. 12, 2009.(Xinhua Photo)

A Japanese twenty-year-old girl dressed in traditional kimonos looks at her digital camera after attending a ceremony to celebrate the annual Coming-of-Age Day at the Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu City of Chiba Prefecture, suburban Tokyo, on Jan. 12, 2009.(Xinhua Photo)

Japanese twenty-year-olds dressed in traditional kimonos pose for photos after attending a ceremony to celebrate the annual Coming-of-Age Day at the Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu City of Chiba Prefecture, suburban Tokyo, on Jan. 12, 2009. In Japan, the second Monday of January is Coming-of-Age Day, a national holiday to encourage those who have newly entered adulthood to become self-reliant members of society. Young people turning 20 officially become part of the adult community and are eligible to vote, drink alcohol and smoke.

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