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Tokyo Midtown Christmas

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Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi is a sea of lights after the Christmas illumination ceremony on Thursday night. About 700,000 LEDs will illuminate the area from 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. through Dec 25. For more photos, visit JapanToday.Gallery

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Eye doctor may use it for testing Color Blindness.

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that is sooo beautiful. I wish I was there. of course there wiil be someone writing about global warming. pooh on you

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Kurisumasu is coming!!! ^_^

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they really should run it through early January instead of ending it on Christmas day

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Jigg88 In Japan, it's customary for all Christmas decorations to be taken down by Dec 26, so New Year decorations can be put up. In fact, the Christmas season peaks on Dec 24 after a 2-month buildup. Nothing happens on Christmas Day itself.

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Wow gorgeous

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Interesting to see that they are now competing with the long running Roppongi Hills Illumination set-up. I saw both last night and there were helicopters everywhere, even a blimp was circling around.

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That's beautiful and a great shot.

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That's very nice. Time to take my DSLR for a walkabout.

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Looks like the same display as last year.

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Great, more flickery LED christmas lights. Am I the only one who finds the rapid pulsing harsh on the eyes compared to the smooth glow of the old-fashioned kind?

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It's the same every year, Altria. Nothing new.

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As all the ads here say: "Happy Merry Christmas" everyone.

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Tokyo is more Chrismassy than Toronto.. sad...

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More wasted energy and pollution. There is nothing beautiful about destroying the planet! When will people realize that this leaves a carbon footprint. Yes, CO2 makes those pretty light shine. WAKE UP to the damage humans are doing to the earth!!!!!!!!!!! They are not pretty!! They are deadly!!!!!!!!!!

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fatloser: LEDs are more energy-efficient than light bulbs, so the footprint is smaller than you think. Besides, the Japanese have deserved their christmas lights for taking the train instead of the car.

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of course there wiil be someone writing about global warming.

When you're right, you're right.

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their obsessed.

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Looking at this awsome photo ,I for a while think that credit crunch ,recession, financial meltdown..etc is just a joke.It is such a positive picture.

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do you global people know that its just Al Gore and his evil weather machine. so fatloser you and your people sit back enjoy the lights they are beautiful.

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Good as this photo is, it doesn't do justice to this fantastic light display. Have to see it to believe it.

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Dear fatloser - adm_kenshin is right. LED's are highly efficient at producing the spots of ligh you see. Compared to incandescent lights (which are very rare in Japan - and lose 98% of their energy in heat), they hardly register on the energy scale. 700,000 LEDs would of course have some impact on the environment, but it isn't as outragous as you might be suggesting.

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