Revelers in Tokyo celebrate Halloween

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Japanese don costumes to celebrate the American holiday of Halloween in Tokyo. Diane Hodges reports.

Revelers in Tokyo celebrate Halloween

Residents of Tokyo are embracing the holiday, Halloween, in a big way.

Crowds dressed up as characters that were funny, scary and sexy and paraded through the streets of Shibuya, spending up to $100 each on their costumes.

Online retailer Amazon in Japan began offering more than 120,000 costumes in August, according to a Japanese news website.

And two parades held last weekend brought out more than 5,000 costumed celebrants, and more than two-hundred-thousand spectators.

Local news sites say Japanese were expected to spend some 122-billion yen, more than 1 billion dollars on Halloween celebrations this year.

That includes costumes, restaurant meals, and candy.

But don’t expect to go around trick-or-treating in Tokyo.

The idea of begging for candy from strangers is still foreign in Japan…at least for now.

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