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Countdown festival at Osaka Castle Park

The Osaka 21st Century Association will hold an 'OsakaCastle Countdown Festival' at the Osaka Castle Park from December 31 to January 1 to commemorate the start of the 21st Century. Yoriko Okamoto, who won a bronze medal in Taekwon-do in the Sydney Olympic Games, will be among those who will make final countdown callsfor the advent of the new century.
A beautiful spectacle of laser beams of light and fireworks will highlight the event at the moment of the opening of the 21st Century.