(Seoul) -- South Koreans are about to become a whole year younger.
On Thursday, a new set of bills was passed requiring the country to change to the international age-counting system, where age is based on birth date.
Currently, most of South Korea abides by the "Korean Age" system, where a person is one-year-old as soon as they are born and everyone gains one year on New Year's Day. This means babies born on December 31st would be considered two-years-old the next day.
More than 80-percent of citizens support the upcoming change, which will go into effect this June.