Christmas is "finger-lickin' good" time in Japan

12/17/2012 | SmithsonianMag.com

Most Japanese people don't celebrate Christmas, but that doesn't keep them from flocking to KFC for buckets of "Christmas chicken." With turkey unavailable in Japan, KFC has worked since the 1970s to persuade Japanese diners that chicken is the traditional dish for Christmas meals. "Fried chicken and Christmas have become synonymous," K. Annabelle Smith writes.

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