Tomorrow Party of Japan president Yukiko Kada bows during a press conference at Shiga Prefecture headquarters on December 26, 2012 in Otsu, Shiga, Japan. The party will be divided to two parties only one month after the foundation.
A Miko, shrine maiden instructs how to dress the costumes to part time shrine maidens in preparation for the New Year celebration at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine on December 28, 2012 in Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan. The shrine expects more than two million visitors for Hatsumoude, first visit to Shinto shrine during the first three days of the new year.
The first train CHR380A departing to Beijing is seen at Guangzhou South Station on December 26, 2012 in Guangzhou, China. The train connect 2,298 kilometers between Beijing and Guangzhou within eight hours.