17 going on 16: S. Koreans to get younger on paper
South Korea yesterday passed bills requiring the use of the international age-counting system. (AFP pic)
SEOUL: Where in the world can you shave a year or two off your age? South Korea – which has just passed a set of bills to abandon its traditional system of calculating ages.
The current system, widely known as “the Korean age”, recognises people as a year old at birth and also adds a year to their age every Jan 1 – rather than on their birth date.……
South Korea News International
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