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The year we’ve all been waiting for — in the hope it won’t be like the last one — is here. Here’s what you need to know about this Year of the Ox:

  • Astrologers say the ox denotes hard work, positivity and honesty — stable qualities that will be manifested in all of us in some way or another over the next 12 months, writes Kathryn Wortley, starting from the end of the lunar year on Feb. 12.
  • Japan could use this year to prepare for inevitable changes in domestic and foreign affairs and better position itself for that world. However, argues Brad Glosserman, chances are it won’t, and instead it will just muddle through as usual. “It is safe, but it is not enough,” he writes.
How 2021 was celebrated around the world | BBC NEWS
How 2021 was celebrated around the world | BBC NEWS

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