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East Asian age reckoning [from Wikipedia, so caveat emptor, mutatis mutandis]

In Facty facts, Random fun stuff on Sunday 6th August, 2006 by Guy

Trust those Orientals to have a mad way of working out people’s ages. Or maybe the Occidentals are the mad ones? I’m becoming more convinced so.

East Asian age reckoning – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
East Asian age reckoning is a concept used in East Asian countries originating in China. Several East Asian cultures, such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese, share a traditional way of counting a person’s age. Newborns start at one year old, and each passing of a New Year, rather than the birthday, adds one year to the person’s age. This system is still widely used in China and Korea, but [is] less common in other countries.

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