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OSAKA nike m2k tekno uk , Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- As the Lunar New Year was ushered in, a series of celebrations were held in Kobe's Nanjing town, the second largest Chinatown in Japan.


Since Feb. 19, the first day of the Chinese new year, Nanjing town has been filled with festive atmosphere, with spring festival couplets soliciting good luck pasted on the Chinese archways at the three entrances of the town, and red lanterns and triangular flags hung on the traditional Chinese-styled buildings along the streets.


A simple stage was set up at the center of Nanjing town nike ashin mdern lx uk , where Chinese artists performed during the first four days of the lunar new year, giving shows such as facechanging stunt of Sichuan opera, acrobatics and lion dances, attracting many viewers from both Kobe and neighboring districts.


Along the streets, restaurants and shops showed off their cuisine on display stands, hustling Chinese food such as dim sum, dumplings and Chinese pastries nike air vortex uk , provoking nostalgia from overseas Chinese.


About 15,000 people were estimated to visit Kobe Chinatown every day during the first four days of the new year.


The visitors included both overseas Chinese living in Japan as well as Japanese citizens who are fascinated by this spectacular festival of Chinese culture.


Mitsuaki, a Japanese woman coming to watch the shows from neighboring city Himeji, said she had read about the Spring Festival celebrations in Nanjing town on newspaper and she found the shows performed by Chinese artists at the center of Nanjing town fascinating.


With a history of over 120 years, Nanjing town is the second largest Chinatown in Japan after the Yokohama Chinatown, with over 100 Chinese restaurants, shops nike air safari uk , and a Chinese temple in the area of about 110 meters from north to south and 200 meters from east to west.


Since 1987, Nanjing town has started to celebrate the coming of Chinese lunar new year almost every year. In 1997, the Spring Festival celebrations in Nanjing town were named district intangible folk cultural heritage of Kobe.


"Spring Festival celebrations at Nanjing town every year have become a tourist attraction. We hope there would be more tourists attracted by this cultural feast." said Kizo Hisamoto, mayor of Kobe city.


OSLO, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- A Norwegian housing development company has a plan to build the biggest aquarium in Northern Europe in the Fornebu area, west of Oslo, public broadcaster NRK reported on Tuesday.


The aquarium nike epic react uk , which is being planned by development company Selvaag, should be finished in 2022-2023 and shall contain more than 7 million liters of water in the area of more than 10,000 square meters, according to the report.


"For many years, we have had ambitions to build an aquarium in the Oslo area," said Olav H. Selvaag, an owner of the company.


The aquarium is to be located in the area close to the sea nike air maestro ii uk , which was purchased by the company last year, NRK reported.


It is expected to become a tourist attraction that can host hundreds of thousands of visitors per year.


"We think there will be some attractions you can experience when visiting Oslo: Holmenkollen, the museums at Bygdoy and a trip to the aquarium," said Baard Schumann, CEO of the company.


It is too early to estimate what it will cost, but Schumann referred to the aquarium The Blue Planet in Copenhagen, Denmark nike air scream uk , at the time cost 700 million Danish kroner, which then amounted to about 800 million Norwegian kroner (101.5 million U.S. dollars).


Lisbeth Hammer Krog, mayor of Baerum municipality, which Fornebu belongs to, said that the aquarium will fit well into the municipality's plans.


"I am proud and happy on behalf of Fornebu and the whole of Baerum, because we can get such a national attraction as Northern Europe's largest aquarium," she said.


Baerum's director of planning Arthur Wohni said that the idea was "very exciting" and the location had opportunities and potential.


Selvaag said that the building itself will be "an architectural piece of jewelry" adapted to the Norwegian archipelago.


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People walk in a snow storm in New York, the United States, Jan. 4, 2018. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared state of emergency for the entire downstate region on Thursday as a snow storm continued to pound the U.S. East Coast. (XinhuaWang Ying)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- At least 22 people in the United States have died in brutal cold weather following a massive winter storm causing the weather to become even more unbearable across the Northeast and Midwest of the country on Saturday.


Forecasters said that the frigid temperatures will make Saturday the coldest day of the week before a gradual warming trend begining Sunday.


On Saturday nike air force 270 uk , more than 110 million people will be affected by either a wind-chill warning or a weather advisory, covering the geographical area from the Great Lakes to New England, they said.


Cities like Minneapolis and Boston are set to reach sub-zero temperatures Saturday with blistering wind-chills. Some affected areas could be as low as minus 40 degrees celsius, according to the U.S. National Weather Service.


CBS News has confirmed that at least 22 people nationwide have died from the recent blast of cryogenic-like-temperatures. One of such victims was a Wisconsin man reported missing late last month.


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