WHAT I DO
December 28, 2016
So Christmas 2016 is over!
It was over on the 25th, as far as Japan was concerned. But not for me.
While other people dismantled their trees and carefully re...
December 23, 2016
See all posts in this series via the '12days' tag.
If you're in central London on Christmas Day (a UK public holiday), it's like being on the set of 28 Days...
December 22, 2016
Christmas Eve is, by Japan's standards, the most romantic night of the year. Forget Valentine's Day. Forg...
December 21, 2016
If ordering your Christmas cake and bucket of chicken weren't big enough priorities, November's the time...
December 20, 2016
Do Japanese children believe in Santa Claus?
The number of Santa hats and costumes you'll see proves that...
December 19, 2016
Christmas in Japan begins as soon as Halloween ends.
Shops and cafes all over Japan have been playing Chri...
December 17, 2016
This is a series about some of the things that happen at Christmas in Japan.
What about things that don't...
December 16, 2016
Last December, I set myself a challenge: to visit as many Christmas markets as I could. I made it to 5, i...
December 15, 2016
Imagine you live and work in Japan. You've been lucky enough to get some days off over Christmas and New...
December 14, 2016
In Japan, Kentucky Fried Chicken is Christmas.
It feels like it's always been this way.