Saori Akizuki, 18, talks to her father Hiroshi as she writes her wish on an "ema" wooden plaque at Yushima Tenjin Shinto shrine in Tokyo Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011. She was writing her wish to pass a ... more 
Saori Akizuki, 18, talks to her father Hiroshi as she writes her wish on an "ema" wooden plaque at Yushima Tenjin Shinto shrine in Tokyo Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011. She was writing her wish to pass a collage entrance examination on her ema. The annual examination season is on as students and parents make pilgrimage to the Shinto shrine to wish for success in exams. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Hiro Komae
Mon, Jan 10, 2011 11:26 AM EST