Coming-of-Age Day: Celebrating Japanese Youths' Transition Into Adulthood

  • Coming of Age Day is a national holiday in Japan that celebrates young people's achievement of adulthood.
  • On this day, large-scale ceremonies are held across the country, where young men and women who have turned twenty gather to hear congratulatory messages from local government officials.
  • At the age of twenty, individuals gain certain rights and freedoms but also face the responsibilities of adulthood.
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Coming-of-Age Day Coming of Age Day is a national holiday which falls on January 15. This national holiday was created in 1948 and a described in the N ational Holidays Act as the day when young people are made aware of their achievement of adulthood and are congratulated. On this day large-scale ceremonies are held in all parts of Japan. The local cities and communities play host at the celbration ceremonies to all the young men and women who have had their twentieth birthday during the past year. The new adults gather together to hear congratulatory messages from the heads of their local government. Then one of the young people, speaking on behalf of the others, formally acknowledges that they have reached adulthood and pledges their determination to become good members of society. At the age of twenty young people receive the right to vote, smoke and drink, and obtain the freedom to marry without their parents' consent, but, at the same time, they must bear the responsibilities of adults.

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成人の日 成人の日は1月15日にあたる国民の休日である。この祝日は1948年に制定され「国民の祝日に関する法律」 において若者に成人したという自覚をもたせ、祝う日であると述べられている。 この日、大規模な祝祭が日本のすべて地域で行われる。市町村は前年中に20歳の誕生日を迎えた若い男女に対する祝祭の主催者になる。新成人 たちはその自治体のトップからのお祝いのことばを聞きに集まる。そして若者のうちの一人が代表として話し、自分たちが成人したことを認め社会の良き構成員となることを誓う。 20歳になると人々は選挙権や喫煙、飲酒する権利、親の同意なしに結婚する自由を得るが、同時に大人であることの責任を負わなければならない。


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     During the preschool age considerable gains are noted in the development of attention. One also observes the beginnings of premeditated, voluntary attention. At this age the child learns to be attentive, i.e, he learns to isolate those elements in the surrounding environment that are important in regulating behavior and activity correspondent to the taskes set by adults.

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    During preschool age considerable gains are noted in the development of attention. Involuntary attention continues to grow with noticeable increase in its stability and span. At this age the child learns to be attentive, ie, he learns to isolate those elements in the surrounding environment that are important in regulating behavior and activity corrrespondent to the tasks set by adults.

  • この英文を和訳して欲しいです。

    Age stratification is the system that classifies people by their age. All societies stratify their members by age (as well as by sex and socioeconomic status, and often by race). In all these stratification systems, there is an implicit or explicit ranking from higher to lower strata. In gerontocratic societies, the old have the highest status and the youngest have the lowest. In our society, the middle-aged tend to have the most power and prestige, while children have the least. The old abd young tend to ve in between, and whether the old or the young are higher than the older depends on which dimension is involved. In terms of income elders tend to rank higher than the young. In terms of sports and entertainment the young tend to rank higher. Such ranking of individuals on the basis of their age is a form of ageism that accompanies stratification systems. Age norms are the expectations about the proper or normal behaviors, obligations, and privileges for the age strata or life stages. For example, children are expected to go to school, have theobligation to obey parents, and the privilege of being supported by their parents. In contrast, elders are expected to retire, have the obligation to take care of their health and assets, and the privilege of being supported by Social Security benefits. The extent to which such age norms are based are prejudicial or not; and whether the expectations are realistic and appropriate or not. Age conflict is an extreme form of ageism in which two or more age strata conflict with each other. Some age conflict probably occurs in all societies and may be an inevitable result of their age stratification. Like other forms of social conflict, age conflicts involve struggles over scarce resources or over values. Age inequalities are a major source of age conflicts. Struggles occur when the disadvantaged age group make claims for more power or other goods while the more advantaged seek to protect their privileges. However, Such conflicts tend to be confined to particular institutions like the family or the workplace, rather than becoming societywide. There are many factors that tend to check sharp age conflicts, such as the legitimation of age inequalities by various stereotypes, the fear of painful consequences from those in power, ties of affection or obligation, and social separation of age groups. The amount of age conflict in our society has sometimes been exaggerated. There is little disagreement between the generations about the Social Security system or other programs for elders. Similarly, there is general agreement between generations about our basic value system, There is little difference between generations in voting behavior.

  • この英文の和訳お願いします。 難しいです。

    There are therefore 192 subjects(forty per cent of the sample) whose happiness and domestic efficiency are to a greater or lesser extent dependent on the ready accessibility of their children or other relatives. No solution of the problems of old age will be acceptable to the people themselves or to their children which does not take the family factor into account. King, Sir Geoffrey, formerly Permanent Secretary, Ministry, of Pensions and National Insurance, "Policy and Practice", Old Age in the Modern World, 1995. Studies in other places such as Hammersmith, Acton, and Northern Ireland have also produced some evidence of close ties between old people and their relatives and of a willingness to bear the burden of nursing care. But the evidence gained in these inquiries was incidental to their main purposes. There has been no specialized study of the place of the old person in the family. Yet such detailed knowledge may be fundamental to any understanding of old age or of its problems. That is the starting point of this study. How often do old people see their children and their brothers and sisters, and do they live near or far? What services do relatives perform for each other every day and at times of crisis? What is the differences in family role of an old man and an old woman? Can a more precise meaning be given to loneliness and social isolation and what does it mean to be widowed, single, or childless? Is the status of old people undergoing change? Which old people make the greatest demand on the State aid or replace the efforts of the family? These are some of the questions which will be discussed in this report.

  • 英文和訳お願いします!

    In the age of abundance, the apparent availability of virtually all material necessities tended to lead people to expect speedy gratification of their desires and to have little sense of the length of time over which people in other times and places had had to wait in order to have some of their more basic material needs satisfied. お願いしますm(__)m

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    Welcome to your future life! You get up in the morning and look into the mirror. Your face is firm and young-looking. In 2035, medical science is better than ever. Many people your age could live to be 150, so at 40, you're not old at all. And your parents just had an anti-aging nanotechnology treatment. Now, all three of you look the same age!

  • 長文和訳お願いします!

    長いですがお願いします…。 People in Bhutan learn English from a young age. Of course they learn their own language at school,but their teachers teach math,science,and other things in English. Some Bhutanese high school students go to universities in India after finishing school. It is not difficult for them to study in India because many Indian university classes are taught in English. Bhutanese students also go to universities in Bhutan. There are many Indian and other foreign people teaching there. Because most of those teachers speak English,the language used in those classes is English. 大変長くて申し訳ありません…泣 至急です!

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    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Larson are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Larson, to David Sloan, on Saturday the 15th of June two thousand and eight at Decorah Lutheran Church in Decorah, lowa.

  • ageで年齢を表す

    We have a wide range of courses for students to choose from in the summer. Our first session runs from June 13th- June 26th. It's for children and teenages up to age 18 . That course is held at our Oxbury Campus in the country. Then there are two adult course, for ages 19 and up, which run for three weeks from June 27th to July 17th. Ther are held at the university campus in Grenfeld. We also have a young adults' course for ages 16-19, which starts July 4th and ends on July 17th. It's also held at the Grenfeld campus. All of our courses accept students at all levels. 上記の英文について質問があります。 up to age 18は agesとなっていないのに、for ages 19のほうは agesになっています。age を単数形にしたり、複数形にしたりするのは、どういうときですか? 19 and upのupは品詞は何で、意味はなんですか? 形容詞のagedに関しては、つぎのような言い方をします。 Under the prolonged recession in Japan, about 10% of people aged 15 to 24 are jobless and about 6 % of people aged 25 to 34 are unemployed, following by 4.7 % of people aged 35 through 44. age 年齢の表し方を説明しているサイトをご存知ですか? また、英語での年齢の説明のしかたをしている場所はありませんか? 理解がとても曖昧で困っています。 調べたこととしましては、 age 名詞 U , C 年齢、年(人だけでなく、動物、物にも用いる) 例 at your age, people of all ages, look one's age、He is nie years of age.= He is nie ( years old) ,at the age of..., U 成年;規定の年齢 be [come] of age, the age for a driver's license, be of driving age, U 高齢、老齢(通例65歳以上) (集合的に)老人たち youth and age、 しばしば Age C 「通例単数形で」...時代、時期 the Iron Age 「age 英語 年齢」などのキーワードでいろいろ検索しましたが、わからないままです。 わかる方がいましたら、回答よろしくお願いいたします。

  • 英字ニュースの和訳をお願いします。

    以下の英文の和訳をしていただきたいです。 14 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged lowering the number of people living with diabetes – increasingly younger and poorer – by changing unhealthy lifestyles that include poor diets and a lack of exercise. “In today's world of plenty, it is shameful that so many people lack access to healthy foods,” Mr. Ban stated in his message for World Diabetes Day, observed annually on 14 November. Instead of relying on fast foods and quick solutions, he called on countries and communities “to support smallholder and family farmers, foster sustainable agriculture and encourage people to eat healthful produce and support physical activity”. Approximately 350 million people are currently living with diabetes and the number is expected to double between 2005 and 2030, according to projections by the UN World Health Organization (WHO). Earlier this year, countries meeting at the World Health Assembly adopted a Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases calling on countries to stop the rise in obesity and the associated rise in diabetes. “On World Diabetes Day, I call on Governments to make good on their commitments to address non-communicable diseases, including by fostering sustainable food production and consumption,” Mr. Ban said, “and I encourage all people to minimize their personal risk.” Diabetes – which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces - has become one of the major causes of premature illness and death in most countries, mainly through the increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). More than 80 per cent of people with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries and are frequently between 35 and 64 ages old, WHO reported, adding that early diagnosis and proper treatment are key to controlling the disease. “Nearly one hundred years after insulin was first used to save the life of a diabetic patient, people around the world still die because they cannot access this hormone,” Mr. Ban stated. Started by WHO and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the Day is celebrated on 14 November to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, was instrumental in the discovery of insulin in 1922, a life-saving treatment for diabetes patients. よろしくお願いします。