All South Koreans are about to become one year younger – here's why
[The Telegraph Julian Ryall] (전략)The South Korean government previously tried to standardise the way in which age is counted in 1962 but the amendments were fraught with legal difficulty and the majority of people stuck with the traditional system. Sixty years later, however, with more Koreans travelling overseas, the question of age on a person’s passport is also becoming an issue.
A survey by Hankook Research in December determined that 82 per cent of Koreans use the traditional system of determining age when asked how old they are, but 71 per cent said it was time to stop using “Korean age” and switch solely to the international age system. (후략)