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Japan: Tokyo counts down to 201801:03

Japan: Tokyo counts down to 2018

Japan, Tokyo
December 31, 2017 at 21:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Tokyo's downtown Shibuya Crossing was filled with people on Sunday night for the spectacular New Year countdown.

At midnight, Buddhist temples around the country rang their bells 108 times, in a customary celebration of the New Year.

Many Japanese people will be marking the arrival of the Year of the Dog by praying at Shinto shrines and eating traditional food.

Japan: Tokyo counts down to 201801:03
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Tokyo's downtown Shibuya Crossing was filled with people on Sunday night for the spectacular New Year countdown.

At midnight, Buddhist temples around the country rang their bells 108 times, in a customary celebration of the New Year.

Many Japanese people will be marking the arrival of the Year of the Dog by praying at Shinto shrines and eating traditional food.

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