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Thousands of people celebrate the new year at Shibuya's scramble crossing in Tokyo on Sunday night.
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Fireworks, prayers ring in 2018 in Japan

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Happy New Year Japan! Shibuya is on my list for New Years for next year.

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Happy new year to all!! Wish I knew about the fireworks, would’ve given that a go. Jaa... next year ne.

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I notice the news this morning was repeatedly showing footage of drunk foreigners climbing trees and dancing (heaven forbid!) at Shibuya.

Lots of furrowed brows and sharp intakes of breath from the panel.

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Happy New Years!

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Actually made it until midnight to see the ringing of 108 bells. Happy New Year to all and let's hope 2018 is a good year for humanity!

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Happy new year to all JT readers! Wherever you are may 2018 be a good year to your all!

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I will go to Yasukuni Shrine on new year days and pray for the war dead. I thank them that prosperity and peaceful Japan today was built at the sacrifices of them. I will apologize that their sacrifices are ignored and became a target of reproaches by foreign countries and to which we cannot protect you.

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Happy new year.

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I went to a couple of shrines with my family and inlaws.

The half an hour of that 'you mustn't laugh' show I saw featured two guys pinning down Becky so a female mma fighter could kick her in the a$$ and then Hamada san coming on in blackface. Things are getting better in Japan, so let's not let the cretins on tv get us down. Happy New Year everyone!

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why in the world would anyone want to go out in the cold in that crowd?

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Happy 2018 New Year!

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Happy New Year to all at Japan Today and to all that visit and post here.

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kohakuebisu - The half an hour of that 'you mustn't laugh' show I saw featured two guys pinning down Becky so a female mma fighter could kick her in the a$ and then Hamada san coming on in blackface. Things are getting better in Japan, so let's not let the cretins on tv get us down.

There's your NHK fees at work. Next year, just turn the idiot box off and play some games with your family. That's a happy new year celebration.

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That program was not aired on an NHK channel, channels other than marked as NHK(Fuji, Asahi,MX, etc)

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are free channels.

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Da Dude, Tokyo, Yoshisan and some others have wished us all a happy new year ( and I wish you all a happy new year to) but some one has thumbed you down, WHY? would the thumb downer like to show him/her self? can you explain why you thumbed down these and other people? do you have a hang over?

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Happy New Year to all ! Let's hope 2018 brings with it just what we each desire.

@Schopenhauer - it is one thing to be Patriotic, it is another to blind stupid in an attempt to spoil everyone's New Year Greetings.

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