Massive Parade to Honor Japan’s Returning Medalists from the 2012 Olympics

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August 20, 2012, Tokyo, Japan – Two convertibles and five buses carrying the Japan Olympic medalists drove through the Ginza district of Tokyo as they greeted their loyal fans. Over 100,000 people filled the streets of Tokyo’s Ginza district to honor Japan’s returning medalists from the London Olympics. The Japan team won a total of 38 medals in London, the most ever by a Japan team. (Photo by Christopher Jue/AFLO)

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Tokyo, Japan – Japanese Olympic medalists of the 2012 London Olympic Games pose for a photo on top of a bus as they pass through the Ginza district of Tokyo where an estimated 500,000 people gathered to welcome the medalists home, August 20, 2012. (Photo by YUTAKA/AFLO APORT)

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Tokyo, Japan – Japanese Olympic medalists of the London Olympic Games wave to spectators during a parade in the Ginza district of Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by YUTAKA/AFLO APORT)

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August 20, 2012, Tokyo, Japan – Two convertibles and five buses carrying the Japan Olympic medalists drove through the Ginza district of Tokyo as they greeted their loyal fans. Over 100,000 people filled the streets of Tokyo’s Ginza district to honor Japan’s returning medalists from the London Olympics. The Japan team won a total of 38 medals in London, the most ever by a Japan team. (Photo by Christopher Jue/AFLO)