Japanese citizens do not need a visa for a travel visit to China. Nationalities who do need a visa to visit China can NO longer obtain them in person at the Chinese embassy or consulate in Japan and much make use of a travel agent, with HIS, for example, charging 13,000 yen (130 USD).
3-4-33 Moto-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 106-0046
Nearest subway stations are Roppongi on the Hibiya & Oedo Lines and Hiroo on the Hibiya Line.
On New Year's Day young members of the family are given hong bao (红包) or lai see (利是), lucky red envelopes containing gifts of money. Everyone wears new clothes and puts on their best behavior, making a special effort not to lie, swear or raise their voice. It is also considered bad luck to break anything on New Year's Day.
Xinhua in 2007 reported that Beijing authorities had arrested 329 bicycle theft gangs, arrested 3,686 suspects, raided 774 hide-outs and confiscated 18,825 bicycles by November of that year. Those figures represented a 40% drop in bicycle theft.