(Clearwisdom.net) On New Year's Eve, Falun Gong practitioners in Japan held candlelight vigils in front of the Chinese consulates in Osaka, Nagasaki, and Fukuoka, protesting the 13-year-long persecution of Falun Gong in China, and commemorating those who lost their lives in the persecution.

Since the Chinese Communist Party launched the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, practitioners in Japan have come to the Chinese consulates to peacefully protest the persecution on New Year's Eve every year. Every year, they call upon the public to help stop the persecution.