December 21, 2006

Japan Ripe For Santa Reform

It's time to say SAYONARA Santa

The Telegraph is reporting from Japan:

The popularity of Christmas has grown uninterrupted since the end of the Second World War when the tradition, only partially understood, was imported to Japan. One Tokyo department store reputedly included a Father Christmas nailed to a cross among its decorations.

But today Japanese are eager consumers of all the trappings of Christmas and many Japanese cities outdo their British counterparts in their enthusiasm for the festivities.

Hymns and Christmas classics are played everywhere from gymnasiums to neighbourhood shopping streets.

Overtly Christian imagery is widespread and people greet each other with "Merry Christmas" rather than the more politically correct "season's greetings".

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