Shinnen Akemashite Omedetou Goziamasu. New Years in Japan

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新年あけましておめでとうございます! In Japan up until midnight December 31, we say "yoi o'toshi wo"(良いお年を) (Have a good New Year) which is the simple version of: Yoi otoshi o omukae kudasai (良いお年をお迎えください) After midnight and for the next week, we say "Shinnen Akemashite Omedetou Goziamasu" - 'A New Year has … [Read more...]