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CHRISTMAS

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BUSINESS
Dec 25, 2018
Real Christmas trees find buyers in the desert among expats in UAE
For over 25 years, expatriates celebrating Christmas in Dubai have been able to buy large, fragrant Christmas trees imported from Canada and the United States — a seasonal treat in the desert Gulf state.
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LIFE / Language
Dec 24, 2018
Going back and forth with the language of giving and receiving in Japanese
It's that time of year when thoughts turn to プレゼント (purezento, presents) — 何をあげるか (nani o ageru ka, what to give), いつあげるか (itsu ageru ka, when to give it), and how will it affect the relationship between giver and receiver?
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COMMENTARY / World
Dec 24, 2018
There's more to Charles Dickens' festive fare than just 'A Christmas Carol'
Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol" in 1843 in part because he was appalled at the living conditions of England's urban poor, especially after a visit that September to a so-called Ragged School for London slum children. But he also wrote it because he needed money. His sixth novel, "Martin Chuzzlewit,"...
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COMMENTARY / World
Dec 24, 2018
Christian revivals around the world are prompted more by politicians than churches
Christmas is invariably the time for a grouch that neither Christ nor mas(s) feature much in a festival meant to rededicate Christian believers to the worship of the son of God. Materialism, especially for children, swamps, on this view, any reflection on the meaning of a Christian — or religious —...
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Dec 22, 2018
A convenience store Christmas: Individual treats for everyone on the nice list
Who says you have to share? This year Japan's major convenience stores are rolling out some tasty options for those looking to snack on their own.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Dec 22, 2018
O Christmas tree, o printed copy ...
'We didn't know whether or not you could get a real Christmas tree in Tokyo, so we asked my parents to send us a photo of theirs instead.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 10, 2018
Holiday disruptions loom as German rail workers seen preparing to go on strike from Monday
Germany's EVG railway workers' union will start strikes on Monday that will hit local, regional and long-distance trains nationwide after wage talks with rail operator Deutsche Bahn broke down, two union sources said on Sunday.
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JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Dec 1, 2018
Japan Times 1968: Bandit steals ¥294 million in daring daylight robbery
A young man posing as a motorcycle policeman robbed a bank car of u00a5294 million in cash in a daring broad daylight robbery on a highway in Fuchu in western Tokyo on Tuesday.
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LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Nov 18, 2018
From Christmas markets to skating, 'tis the season to be jolly
For many in Japan, Christmas is about romantic dinners, frosted pastries and fried chicken, but in Tokyo, there are plenty of other ways to get into the Christmas spirit.
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WORLD / Society
Nov 15, 2018
Dutch court rejects bid to ban 'Black Pete' pre-Christmas character
A court in the Netherlands has rejected a request by activists to ban the holiday character Black Pete from state television but encouraged debate over a tradition that has prompted protests on both sides.
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Mar 31, 2018
Will Japan ever join the great Easter egg hunt?
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COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Dec 30, 2017
Who's calling me chicken?
'Do you eat chicken on Christmas Eve?'
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 26, 2017
Topless 'sextremist' Femen activist tries to snatch Jesus statue from Vatican crib
A topless activist from the feminist group Femen tried to snatch the statue of the baby Jesus from the Nativity scene in St. Peter's Square on Monday but was stopped by police as she grabbed it.
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WORLD / FOCUS
Dec 25, 2017
Tracing Christmas traditions to Scripture
When I taught Sunday school to a precocious bunch of fifth- and sixth-graders, I used to ask, "What about Christmas is not in the Bible?" They were quick to go for the obvious: Santa, the reindeer, stockings, the sleigh.
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WORLD
Dec 20, 2017
Beware of lithium ion battery fire dangers, Europe warns Christmas air travelers
European aviation safety authorities have urged airlines to remind passengers about how best to transport electronic devices containing lithium ion batteries over the busy Christmas travel period.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Dec 9, 2017
Mister Donut's Christmas Big Donut: A Christmas cake that won't break the bank
Mister Donut's clunkily titled Christmas Big Donut is available until Dec. 25.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Dec 2, 2017
Pepsi Christmas Cola: If you're going to leave a snack out for Santa, stick to milk and cookies
Happy holidays, here's a novelty soda to celebrate! Pepsi Japan trails only KitKat when it comes to out-there flavor ideas for its signature item, with the past few years featuring cucumber and baobab among others. Now comes a slightly sweeter special — Pepsi Christmas Cola, which aims to capture the...
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Dec 24, 2016
Japan's first Christmas
In a letter home to Portuguese brethren, Jesuit missionary Pedro de Alcacova writes of singing a Mass to Japanese believers in 1552: "Our voices weren't good," he recalls, "still the Christian believers rejoiced."
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 23, 2016
'Santa Claus isn't coming,' recession-hit Venezuelans tell kids
As a harrowing economic crisis makes food scarce for millions of Venezuelans, many families cannot buy their children Christmas presents, decorate their home, or even host a holiday dinner.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 23, 2016
After passing written exam, health check, Santa gets pilot's license renewed in the nick of time
Santa Claus has successfully renewed his commercial pilot's license, passing a written exam as well as a health check — despite high sugar levels — and is good to fly for Christmas, Canada's transportation department said Thursday.

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