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Local and international students celebrate Japanese coming of age

Students from Yasuda Women’s University and University of Pittsburgh take their seats before Friday afternoon’s Coming of Age Day ceremony.

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

34 students from both Yasuda Women’s University in Hiroshima, Japan, and the University of Pittsburgh celebrated a coming of age party.

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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