HIMEJI, JAPAN - DECEMBER 27: Lanterns celebrating the forthcoming 'Year of the Dragon' are displayed at Sosha Shrine on December 27, 2011 in Himeji, Japan. Japanese years are commonly associated with the twelve animals Mouse, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
Japan prepares for 'Year of the Dragon'
Japan prepares for celebrations of the forthcoming Year of the Dragon.