“○○ years old in Korean age” will disappear… How to calculate ‘age in years’?

As the system to unify the legal and social age to ‘full age’ will be implemented from 28 June, the Ministry of Justice has presented the ‘age calculation method’.

On the 31st, the Ministry of Justice released the ‘Q&A Poster on the Implementation of the Unified Age of Majority Act’ to guide people on how to calculate the age of majority.

The calculation of the age of majority depends on the birthday스포츠토토. If your birthday has passed this year, you can calculate your age by subtracting the year you were born from the current year. If your birthday hasn’t passed, your age is calculated as your current year minus the year you were born, minus one additional year.

For example, in June, a person born in May 1991 would be 32 years old in 2023 minus 1991. A person born in September 1991 would be 31 years old by subtracting 2023 from 1991 and then subtracting an additional year from there.

This can lead to confusion when friends have different ages. In response, the Ministry of Justice said, “Although it may feel awkward at first, there is no need to use different names for friends,” adding, “As people get used to using the age of majority, we expect the Korean hierarchy culture that is strictly based on the difference of one or two years will gradually disappear.”

The compulsory school age for elementary school will remain the same. Children will start school on 1 March of the year following the year in which their 6th birthday falls. There will be no changes to pension age or retirement age.

“Even before the enforcement of the Age of Majority Act, the age of majority was calculated as the age of majority in the absence of special provisions,” the Ministry of Justice added.

Courtesy of the Ministry of Justice
The unification of the age of majority was one of President Yoon Seok-yul’s presidential campaign promises to resolve the confusion and legal and administrative disputes caused by the various age calculation methods used in Korea.

Until now, Korea’s age calculation method has been a mix of “counting age,” which counts the year of birth as one year old, including the age of 10, and “year age,” which subtracts the year of birth from the current year, which is applied to the Military Service Act and the Youth Protection Act.

Internationally, however, a person’s age starts at zero and adds one year to their birthday each year.

Accordingly, the government revised the Civil Code and the Administrative Basic Law in December last year to unify the calculation of age to ‘full age’. The law will take effect from the 28th of next month.

“In principle, the age for administrative and judicial standards will be calculated as 10 years old and expressed in years,” the Ministry of Justice said in a press release, adding, “If there is no other special provision, the age indicated in laws, contracts, official documents, etc. will be interpreted as 10 years old.”

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