Stephen: South Koreans are now a year (or two) younger
Written by Stephen Lethbridge on June 29, 2023
South Koreans woke up one or two years younger on Wednesday. Prior to Wednesday, babies were born age one and another year was added every January 1st. This meant if you were born December 31st, you would be one year old…and the next day, January 1st, you would be two. Recently, a new law went into effect which did away with this system in order to align with the international age system used in most of the world.
“I was about to turn 30 next year, but now I have some more time earned and I love it,” Choi Hyun-ji, who is now 27, said.