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Christmas in Japan

Illuminations, Mariah Carey & KFC?

Donny Kimball
8 min readDec 15, 2017

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A family eats KFC on Christmas Day in Japan
This story was originally published on donnykimball.com and has been syndicated here on Medium

Ahhh Christmas… cue the traditional festivities, costly shopping, Christmas melodies, glittering lights, and…KFC?!?! What the hell? Yes you read that right! Christmas in Japan is definitely a different beast when compared to Western countries. From good gone bad to straight-up quirky, the yuletide season…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/