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The Year Going, The Year Coming


Watch the 2012 Countdown

The archive video and photos of the countdown live cast from Kazami Guest House, Ise, Japan with Mie Life Magazine.

Watch Hatsuhinode 2012

The archive video and photos of the first sunrise of 2012.


What a year we have been through. But it's about to end the hardship. So let's go over the year which is about to go away, and cerebrate the year coming.

YokosoNews and Mie Life Magazine present, "The Year Going, The Year Coming - The Year 2012 Countdown Live Cast at Kazami Guest House in Ise, Mie, Japan" starts at 10pm on Saturday, December 31, 2011 (JST) for 3 hours.

Katz and Sarah from YokosoNews, Daniel from Mie Life Magazine are planning to join the "family" who stay at Kazami Guest House to cerebrate the coming year.

Ise Japan is known to have the Japan's most sacred shrine, Ise Jingu. Over 8.6 million people came to pray at Ise Shrine to thank during 2010.

Kazami Guest House is located a few minutes walk from one of Geku, one of the Ise Shrine. The building was based on 80-year-old Japanese Inn (Ryokan) converted into a youth hostel.

You're welcome to join via social timeline and look back the year 2011. Then we will talk about the year 2012.

There are still some room available at Kazami Guest House, reserve your room by calling them now, and join the live cast with YokosoNews and Mie Life Magazine!

After the live cast, YokosoNews and Kazami's guests will be visiting the Ise Shrine (no live cast)

The First Sunrise 2012

Later, we live cast the First Sunrise of 2012 from Chiyozaki Beach, Suzuka, Japan.


Japanese people go see the first sunrise of the year to pray for their fortune. YokosoNews is planning to live cast the first sunrise of 2012 whereas many parts of the world are still in the year 2011.

Let's enjoy the future a bit early with YokosoNews.

Extra Photo Gallery

Kazami Guest House Photo Gallery

YokosoNews thanks Kazami Guest House for letting us use their space. Check out the pics of Kazami Guest House where we will be live casting from.



Date & Time

Countdown Live Cast

Saturday, December 31, 2011 ~ Sunday January 1, 2012
10:00pm~1:00am (Japan Standard Time)

The First Sunrise of 2012

Sunday January 1, 2012
6:45am~7:20am (Japan Standard Time)

* Since we live cast from outdoor using mobile internet, we may have to cancel the sunrise live cast if we have a poor connection and/or bad weather.

* The program is subject to change, postpond or cancel at the last min.

Local times (Countdown show)

Location Week Date Time
USA/Honolulu Saturday 12/31/2011 3:00am~
USA/Pacific Saturday 12/31/2011 5:00am~
USA/Central Saturday 12/31/2011 7:00am~
USA/Estern Saturday 12/31/2011 8:00am~
Sao Paulo Saturday 12/31/2011 11:00am~
London Saturday 12/31/2011 1:00pm~
Madrid Saturday 12/31/2011 2:00pm~
Paris Saturday 12/31/2011 2:00pm~
Kuwait Saturday 12/31/2011 4:00pm~
Moscow Saturday 12/31/2011 5:00pm~
Mumbai Saturday 12/31/2011 6:30pm~
Bangkok Saturday 12/31/2011 8:00pm~
Singapore Saturday 12/31/2011 9:00pm~
Sydney Sunday 1/1/2012 12:00am~

Click here for the extended list.

Local times (Sunrise):

* Since we live cast from outdoor using mobile internet, we may have to cancel the sunrise live cast if we have a poor connection and/or bad weather.

Location Week Date Time
USA/Honolulu Saturday 12/31/2011 11:45am~
USA/Pacific Saturday 12/31/2011 1:45pm~
USA/Central Saturday 12/31/2011 3:45pm~
USA/Estern Saturday 12/31/2011 4:45pm~
Sao Paulo Saturday 12/31/2011 7:45pm~
London Saturday 12/31/2011 9:45pm~
Madrid Saturday 12/31/2011 10:45pm~
Paris Saturday 12/31/2011 10:45pm~
Kuwait Sunday 1/1/2012 12:45am~
Moscow Sunday 1/1/2012 1:45am~
Mumbai Sunday 1/1/2012 3:15am~
Bangkok Sunday 1/1/2012 4:45am~
Singapore Sunday 1/1/2012 5:45am~
Sydney Sunday 1/1/2012 8:45am~

Click here for the extended list.


Katz Ueno
As the Editor-in-chief & Producer of YokosoNews, Katz wants to show Japan to the rest of the world. Read more ยป