New Year’s

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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Disney’s Japanese New Year’s plushies and figures are ready to make oshogatsu cuter than ever

Mickey, Minnie, Pooh, and even Baymax turn into traditional symbols of good luck and the Chinese Zodiac to help ring in 2020.

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KFC Japanese New Year’s cards give you free fried chicken to start 2020 off right!

KFC gets into Japan’s nengajo tradition in a finger-licking way.

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Seiji shares a very special tip to keep warm and have fun in the Japanese New Year

Our esteemed writer brings us a new twist on the classic sweetness of amazake.

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Seiji buys an Armani lucky bag worth almost US$300, models his clothing catch

What could a lucky bag featuring one of the world’s most luxury brands possibly contain?

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Tokyo Disneyland rings in Japanese New Year with special parades, kimono, and a flatulent pig

Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea celebrate the Year of the Boar in style with a fan-favorite Disney character in the limelight. 

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Learn how to do Japanese New Year’s the right way and avoid bad luck

These six New Year’s taboos mean you’ll be doing a lot less cooking, fighting and random spending at the start of the year.

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Shibuya Scramble Crossing New Year’s Eve Countdown event report【Pics & Videos】

Crowds gathered at the city’s most famous intersection for a massive street party as police looked on.

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Japan’s most dangerous New Year’s food causes death once again in Tokyo

Nearly a dozen Tokyoites rushed to hospital before dinnertime on New Year’s Day.

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Workers’ mental health more important than 2 million yen as ramen chain closes for New Year’s

500-restaurant chain closes all branches to give employees’ time to spend with families at New Year’s.

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132 hours of a fixed camera on creepy dolls to be broadcast live on Japanese video site

Ring in the new year by getting into a staring contest with a pair of dark, soulless eyes for five-and-a-half days.

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Starbucks Japan releases New Year’s mugs and travel cups featuring lucky cats, daruma and Mt Fuji

Adorable Japanese drinkware range pays homage to traditional Japanese motifs and traditions.

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Flush with New Year’s present cash, Japanese kids can now look forward to…saving it

No need to worry about them spending it all in one place when they aren’t going to spend any of it.

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