[Tokyo, January 8. Image via Getty.]

wenty-year-old Japanese tour guides dressed in traditional kimonos write their wishes on 'ema', or voting tablets, to mark Japan's Coming-of-Age Day at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo on January 8, 2010. Since tour guides will be busy working on Japan's national holiday Coming-of-Age Day on January 11, the company had a ceremony for them ahead of time. Young people turning 20 are officially recognised as adults in Japan. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)