CHRISTMAS IN JAPAN: HUNDREDS QUEUE OUTSIDE OF KFC BRANCHES IN TOKYO FOR JAPANESE CHRISTMAS TRADITION. Though Christmas is not a national holiday in Japan, it has become a celebration of all things western.

Related: From 2012, the Smithsonian explains “Why Japan is Obsessed with Kentucky Fried Chicken on Christmas. Thanks to the successful ‘Kurisumasu ni wa kentakkii!’ (Kentucky for Christmas!) marketing campaign in 1974, Japan can’t get enough KFC on Christmas Day.”