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In case you were wondering about the Engrishy title of this series, “Let’s Merry” is the Starbucks Japan campaign slogan for the seasonal drinks. Update: AND the slogan for the Starbucks US holiday campaign?! Really?

Image from starbucks.co.jp

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In Kanazawa, the trees covered in yukitsuri (雪つり), ropes that protect the them from snow, and the trees with holiday (LED) lights stand side-by-side near the station. Every year, plenty of news media and bloggers cover Japanese Christmas traditions from KFC and Christmas cake to Christmas Eve as a romantic date night. What does December in Japan for an expat look like on an individual level?

I had so much fun documenting Halloween in Japan that I thought readers might be interested in a more take on the holiday season here in Japan. Since I was raised celebrating Christmas as a mostly secular holiday and have adopted some Japanese new year’s customs since moving here, I’ll be focusing mainly on those two holidays.

Gingerbread cookies, 2010

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