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Japanese students come of age

Asian Studies Center acting associate director Lynn Kawaratani congratulates a participant at Wednesday’s Coming of Age ceremony. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Prachi Patel | Staff Writer

January 11, 2018

Wrapped in a floral kimono, sophomore Nika Tanimoto hurried up to the podium in the ballroom of the University Club, bowed and accepted a delicate black umbrella. It was a token of celebrating her coming of age. “Today I am celebrating becoming an adult,” Tanimoto, an English major at Yasuda University in Japa...

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