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Coming of Age Day

成人の日
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suit
スーツ スーツ (n)
スーツ
sūtsu
suit
黒いスーツと、青いシャツと、ピンクのネクタイ 黒いスーツと、青いシャツと、ピンクのネクタイ
くろいスーツと、あおいシャツと、ピンクのネクタイ
kuroi sūtsu to, aoi shatsu to, pinku no nekutai
black suit, blue shirt, and pink necktie
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hakama
(n)
はかま
hakama
hakama
Coming of Age Day
成人の日 成人の日
せいじんのひ
Seijin no hi
Coming of Age Day
furisode
振袖 振袖 (n)
ふりそで
furisode
furisode
twenty years old
二十歳 二十歳
はたち
hatachi
twenty years old
celebration
お祝い お祝い (n)
おいわい
o-iwai
celebration
coming of age ceremony
成人式 成人式 (n)
せいじんしき
seijinshiki
coming of age ceremony
Sekihan
赤飯 赤飯 (n)
せきはん
sekihan
Sekihan
the second Monday of January
1月の第2月曜日 1月の第2月曜日
いちがつの だいにげつようび
ichi-gatsu no dai-ni getsu-yōbi
the second Monday of January
new adult
新成人 新成人 (n)
しんせいじん
shinseijin
new adult
haori coat
羽織 羽織 (n)
はおり
haori
haori coat
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Wednesday at 6:34 pm
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Hey listeners! Do you want to learn about Coming of Age Day in Japan? Check out this Japanese lesson:

Video Culture Class: Japanese Holidays #2 - Coming of Age Day
https://www.japanesepod101.com/2013/01/18/video-culture-class-japanese-holidays-2-coming-of-age-day/

February 3rd, 2016 at 3:29 pm
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Hi Christina

Thank you for your message. Can you please contact us directly at contactus@japanesepod101.com ?

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Piotr
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christina
January 22nd, 2016 at 4:25 pm
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Hi japanesepod 101 team,
thanks for the excellent content and lessons.
i am currently a basic member. After experiencing the lessons for a couple of months, i am interested in upgrading. However, i notice that the upgrade cost doesn’t count what i have already paid for as a “basic” member. This is really discouraging. I thought i should only pay for the difference. Or have i mis-understood the process?

many thanks,
Christina

January 17th, 2016 at 12:27 am
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Damion san,
Konnichiwa.
That should be ‘yoi seijin no hi wo osugoshi kudasai.’
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Damion
January 12th, 2016 at 9:15 am
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How does one wish someone a good comeing of age day?

I’m asking beacouse of a friend.

January 20th, 2015 at 1:05 pm
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Hello モノノフしょうがない,

That is a good motivation (JPOP idols) 😁

You are welcome. Please do not hesitate to ask us anything about the lessons. We would be so willing to help.

Have a great day!
Erica
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モノノフしょうがない
January 15th, 2015 at 6:11 pm
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奈津子先生、こんにちは。

どういたしまして。質問を答えてくれてありがとうございます。
Youre welcome, and thank you for answering my question.

That certainly explains those age differences which were a little puzzling to me. So it corresponds to the academic year. I didn’t realize how important that was culturally. Very interesting, thank you.

( Once again, its jpop idols getting me curious to learn more about the culture. 😳 )

January 14th, 2015 at 4:20 pm
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b san
konnichiwa.
We are happy モノノフしょうがないさん and 奈津子sensei’s posts helped you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us. 😄

Yuki 由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

b
January 14th, 2015 at 6:35 am
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Thanks for the prompt responses モノノフしょうがないさん and 奈津子さん, that was really helpful!

January 13th, 2015 at 9:29 pm
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> Lyda Morehouse san,
konnichiwa! Glad you liked our lesson😄
Have you now mastered the pronunciations of those words?😉

> b-san,
konnichiwa! Like モノノフしょうがないさん already answered, 通勤 is only for commuting
to work and for any kind of schools, we use 通学😉
And the word 通勤 already has the kanji 勤 which indicates it’s about work, so we don’t
really use 通勤 with 仕事 and sentence like 仕事に通勤する is incorrect.😇

> モノノフしょうがないさん、
こんにちは。
Thank you for your help to b-san! It’s very kind of you❤️️
As to definition of 新成人, in ceremony wise, 新成人 for this year are
men and women who are born between 2nd April 1994 and 1st April 1995, which
correspond to ‘academic year’ counting. So, as of the day of Coming Age on calendar,
there are some people who are still 19 years old and, in legal point of view, they
are not 成人 yet (i.e. not supposed to drink yet, for example). However, they celebrate
all together, as they are of the same 学年 (academic year). This academic year
is of course lead to work year and/or start of work, right? So, this academic calendar takes
the important part on Japanese culture😉

Natsuko (奈津子),
Team JapanesePod101.com

モノノフしょうがない
January 13th, 2015 at 9:27 am
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皆さん、こんにちは。

成人の日のレッスンをありがとうございます。
今日お気に入りのアイドルグループのメンバーの二人も新成人になりました。
ももいろクローバーZの有安杏果さん、百田夏菜子さん、成人の日おめでとうございます。

成人になる条件について質問があります。例えば:
有安杏果さんの誕生日は1995年03月15日(19歳)です。
百田夏菜子さんの誕生日は1994年07月12日(20歳)です。
新成人になるか正確にどう決めますか。

Hello everyone,

Thank you for the “coming of age day” lesson.

Today, two members from my favorite idol group have also become adults. Congratulations to Momoka Ariyasu-san and Kanako Momota-san from Momoiro Clover Z.

I have a question about the requirements for becoming an adult (成人). I’ll use my idols in the example here. Momoka Ariyasu-san is 19 years old and her birthday is March 15th, 1995. Kanako Momota-san is 20 years old and her birthday is July 12th, 1994. How exactly do we determine what year they become new adults?

Obviously with the result here, I can tell the year doesn’t start with January 1st. Is it the half-way point, like if you are 20 and are born perhaps after July 1st you celebrate in the next calendar year? Or some other date?