Tsuyoshivić and I went to see the emperor's greeting ceremony. It was interesting but this is our first and last visit (at least for the next few years)! because there are just too many people and I couldn't see anythiing! lol BUT! it's worth a visit if you are in Japan on January 2nd.
Then we went back to Ginza, where we saw the count-down. Many people were shopping and buying "grab bags".