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    Posted by Dr. ARUDOU, Debito on December 24th, 2009

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    Hi Blog.  For the holidays, here’s a timely cartoon by Lifer in SAPPORO SOURCE.  How to enjoy the end-year holidays in Japan, with a twist.  Download the entire December 2009 issue of SAPPORO SOURCE here in pdf format.  Enjoy.  And for those who celebrate it, Merry Christmas, everyone!  Arudou Debito in Sapporo

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    5 Responses to “Merry Xmas: LIFER! cartoon on “End-Year Holiday Activities in Japan””

    1. Norik Says:

      Merry Christmas,Debito and everyone who reads this blog!

    2. sebarashii Says:

      My usual end of year activities in Japan were enjoying taking the time to enjoy having a rest, having extremely long walks…(The whole length of the Yamanote Line anybody? Nice walk and doesn’t take that long if you pace yourself properly!) and considering the fact that the cold in Japan can be really cold when it wants to be. Who says you can ever be bored in Japan, even around New Year when it’s very quiet in most places?!

    3. blvtzpk Says:

      No choking on mochi? What’s new year’s in Japan with the ‘death-by-mochi’ stats?

    4. Laura Petrescu Says:

      Merry X-mas, mr. Debito, and once again thanks for your help and support :)

      Also, Merry X-mas to everyone reading this blog, and also “Yoi otoshi wo omukai kudasaimase”!

    5. Andrew Smallacombe Says:

      Don’t forget “Watch the two-hour special previews of three-hour specials” and “Watch those 24 hours with the police specials, with the lead-ups about how ‘This kind of crime is unthinkable in Japan’(nope, somebody already thought of it)”; “Explaining to the in-laws for the 7th year running that you do NOT have special dishes for New Year in your native culture”; and “Eat the same stuff for 3 days on end”

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