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Reiwa countdown: What happened when a new era arrived at Shibuya Scramble Crossing

It was a bit like having your friends over for a party with your mum telling you to be quiet from the other room.

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Japanese police requests train stations in Shibuya to shut exits during New Year countdown

Measures to reduce problems related to overcrowding have ramped up this year.

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The one-year countdown officially begins for the end of the Heisei Era

Japan has just one year left with Emperor Akihito before his son ushers in a new era.

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