In Japan, the age of consent was lowered from 20 to 18 years after 146 years with a change in the civil code.
Japan lowered the age of consent to 18, which was set at 20 by the imperial government in 1876 and passed into the civil code in 1896. Following the law change that will come into effect as of April 1 in the country, new legal responsibilities will arise for the 18 and 19-year-old population.
People who have not been prosecuted for crimes other than murder can also be prosecuted for crimes such as theft or rape by lowering the age of consent. The revision will also pave the way for the full names and faces of 18- and 19-year-old criminals to be published in media outlets.
In the country where men aged 18 and over and women aged 16 and over