Christmas kiss

Christmas kiss
REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A couple kisses in front of a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo on Wednesday night.

  • -4

    paulinusa

    Romance or celebrating the Nikkei above 16,000 (and their heads)?

  • -6

    Novenachama

    You are my life. Without you I'm nothing. With you I'm something. Together we're everything. I won't let go cause you know we are made for each other. I'm waiting for a real kiss. Your lips can seal the moment. Your lips can make me yours forever.

  • -10

    smithinjapan

    Kind of telling, isn't it? While the photo itself is quite cute, it's more a statement of how commercial Christmas is here. Christmas Day and the Nikkei is still rolling, and everyone still goes to work.

    Anyway, hope the couple had a nice night.

  • 2

    KnowBetter

    It's not a Christmas kiss unless you brought a bucket of KFC! You did bring the KFC?! What? No KFC?!?... NO KISS FOR YOU!!!

  • -1

    subyyaki

    That's the most interest you'll get off an investment these days!

  • 3

    Mariam Tebourbi

    a kiss is always sweet even in front of nikkei!

  • -3

    Probie

    How do you know it's a kiss, and he's not doing a Pittsburgh Smuggler?

  • -3

    kwatt

    All hotels and love hotels are very busy during Christmas every year. Christmas seems to be sex time everywhere in Japan, verdad?

  • -3

    lucabrasi

    @kwatt

    Santa comes only once a year ; )

  • -5

    falseflagsteve

    Money makes the world go round.

  • -6

    Knox Harrington

    What an amazingly boring picture. No faces, no passion, no emotions. No actual kissing taking place. In a way, this picture perfectly describes Japan.

  • -2

    Freespeech

    How romantic their predicament ! Knox Harrington said it another way, his post is perfect.

  • 4

    SwissToni

    Knox, do you not think you've over thought that? It's two people grabbing a quick kiss in 2013, not two people relieved at the end of a bloody conflict.
    All I can see in the photo is a nice thing.

  • 0

    anbinh

    Together they must be winning something. Merry Christmas.

  • 0

    wontond

    it's more a statement of how commercial Christmas is here. Christmas Day and the Nikkei is still rolling, and everyone still goes to work.

    Not so much a statement of how commercial Christmas is in Japan, but more of a statement that Christianity isn't one of their major religions. If you want to see commerce in Christmas, look no further than most western countries, where we buy gifts, cards, and trees. Retailers make their whole year during the Christmas season. I don't think the same can be said for Japanese retailers.

  • 1

    Thunderbird2

    God so many cynics. I think it's a beautiful photo... two lovers about to share a kiss in front of the cold reality of the modern world. Enjoy yourselves kids... stick two fingers up at the cynics and enjoy a kiss.

  • -2

    Vernie Jefferies

    No finance....No romance

  • 0

    Ranger_Miffy2

    ...wish it was me...

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