New Year’s

Deadly New Year mochi strikes again, hospitalizing 19 and resulting in 4 deaths

Pounded rice may be delicious, but it can be incredibly risky—especially in our current circumstances.

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Masked stranger in Tokyo secretly takes down someone else’s Christmas lights, puts them away【Vid】

We’re not sure if this is a crime, but it is creepy.

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Hayao Miyazaki draws Year of the Tiger illustration for New Year’s card to Studio Ghibli fans

Anime studio shares master’s latest illustration as part of its online nengajo.

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How much money should you give children for New Year’s otoshidama? Adults weigh in

Grown-ups dish on the appropriate amounts of New Year’s money to gift depending on the age of a child.

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Disney’s 2022 New Year goods are too adorable not too buy them all

Bring good luck in the new year of the Tiger with Tigger and other Disney characters!

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No need to be lonely at New Year’s with Japan’s new one-person osechi set【Taste test】

Conveyor belt sushi chain Kura Sushi single-sizes osechi, creates new desserts to keep us company.

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Japan’s year-end Kohaku song battle rumored to end soon

Is 72 years long enough for this TV tradition?

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Pokémon-themed doughnut lucky bag is filled with sweet surprises

Mister Donut makes us feel like the very best, like no one ever was this New Year. 

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Spending New Year’s alone? Japanese restaurant has special one-person kosechi New Year’s meals

Osechi becomes Kosechi at Kura Sushi.

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Chinese zodiac Evangelion characters are here to wish you a happy, chibi Year of the Ox【Pics】

A new line of adorable cow-splay merch.

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Japan’ deadliest New Year’s food may be even more dangerous in 2021 due to the coronavirus

Eating the ironically risky symbol of long life is the latest thing that requires extra caution during the pandemic.

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Ring in the New Year with Baskin-Robbins Japan’s adorable Pokémon ice cream dishes

Buy a take-home ice cream selection, receive adorable Pokémon merchandise!

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Supporting anime/idol crush tops Japanese teen girls’ New Year’s cash spending targets【Survey】

For those who aren’t planning to hang on to their monetary presents from grandma and grandpa, advancing their oshi is the top plan.

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Starbucks’ Japanese New Year’s/Chinese zodiac drinkware line is full of fun and fortune【Pics】

Mice of the year, beckoning cats, and Shiba Inu are all here to wish us a happy 2020!

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Chinese police force called in to investigate New Year decoration

Someone dialed 110 on a 2020.

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Mochi, the danger of Japanese New Year’s, claims another life, rushes many to hospital

The Tokyo Fire Department urges people to use caution when consuming the sticky food.

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Tokyo’s biggest street party spot bans public drinking on New Year’s Eve

Site of Tokyo’s liveliest street parties, and most embarrassing drunken mayhem, will be a soft drink-only space on New Year’s Eve.

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Another New Year cash giveaway hinted at by former Zozotown CEO Yusaku Maezawa

This time he’s doling out the dough on YouTube it seems.

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Yoshiki and Kiss to perform together again on Japan’s New Year’s Eve music extravaganza Kohaku

NHK wanted the best, they got the best.

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Japan’s bonenkai parties are the worst thing about the end of the year. Here’s how to fix them

The most hated forced social activity of the year in Japan could be changed to make everyone happier, Twitter user says.

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