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Happy New Year

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People queue Saturday night at Sensoji temple in Tokyo's Asakusa district to pray for a New Year's blessing. The sign reads, "Please advance in an orderly manner."

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A Happy New Year to all!

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Happy New Year Japan! I wish you all the best for the new Year 2012!

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Happy New Year!

Here's one realy cool wish for everyone: http://llerrah.com/newyearwishes.htm

I already went this morning to Hatsu Moude to our local shrine, because around 9 there'll be already long queue.

The dragon is said to be a ruler of the weather and represents the fury of the nature. May he protect Japan this year from natural disasters and give us nice weather all year long.

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Only in Japan, can so many people packed in one place stay so patient and organized! Happy New Year to all in Japan and around the world!!

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Happy New Year. May Buddah Protect This Land Of Lotus from Natural &/or Man-Made Economic Disasters.

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as i love japan happy and a prosperous NEW YEAR

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Happy New Year everyone in Japan!!

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Happy new year everyone!!!

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Happy New Year everybody around the world and in Japan.

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Happy New Year to all!

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Akemashita Omedetou

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(^o^)/ 明けましておめでとうございます!!!! Happy News Years!! o(>.<*)O

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in an orderly manner

That's what I hate and admire most in Japan. Never seen anything like that, a nation gets so high simply by living in orderly manner. That's not me, but I admire it.

I wish Japan and to all a Happy New Year in my usual inordinate manner. :-D

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2011 was a crap year.. endless protesting all over the world, dictators dieing, jailed, Steve Jobs dies, hope 2012 brings in a better prosperous year.

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Not to mention recession, Euro crisis etc, be better this year! ^_^

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Happy New Year to all on JT including those moderators who often reduce me to swearing.

The year of the dragon (I'm one) and also a leap year, lucky for all those born Feb.29. Do they can four years of gifts at once?

Hoping for a much better year for all the survivors of the disasters.

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It should be Have a Happy New Year.

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Happy New Year to everyone~!

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Happy New Year, all? What dragon is it this time around? (I mean, one cycle is 60 years, hence the importance of that age, but which element is it?). I suppose a simple Google will answer that.

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Happy New Year to you all! 明けましておめでとうございます!Thank you to all on JT who I laughed, cried and fought with over 2011. Regardless of our differing opinions we were all in it together and you all made my life a little brighter. Wishing you all a fab (and maybe also at times a little contentious?!) 2012! xoxoxo

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Happy New Year to everyone here on JT! Been quite the year on many levels and I look forward to 2012 sharing, learning, disagreeing, and occasionally bemused by the many here. Be safe Japan!

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don't you just love the " where's waldo san " picture ?

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Happy New Year all, and well said Nicky. May we all have some healthy discussions this year!

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This year will be a better year, if not the best. Best wishes to you all.

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Happy New year to all - everywhere - from France.

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New Year is the best time to take the blessing of the God and we should introspect as well on this day.Many people do go to temples or churches to seek some guidance from the god.

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New year wishes to one and all.

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