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Tokyo police say they will restrict public access around the main intersection outside Shibuya Station between 10 p.m. Dec. 31 and 2 a.m. Jan. 1 to prevent a crush of New Year’s revelers forming for the countdown, a recurrent problem in recent years.

The Metropolitan Police Department imposed a similar restriction in June on people gathering at the intersection after watching the Asian qualifier for the FIFA soccer World Cup.

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