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In Japan, it's tradition to eat _____ on Christmas?
Surprisingly, this has been a tradition in Japan since the 70s!
It started when Takeshi Okawara, the manager of the first KFC in the country, came up with the idea of a “party barrel” to be sold on Christmas.
Okawara dreamed up the idea after overhearing a couple of foreigners in his store talk about how they missed having turkey for Christmas. Okawara hoped a Christmas dinner of fried chicken could be a fine substitute, and so he began
marketing his Party Barrel as a way to celebrate the holiday.
In 1974, KFC took the marketing plan national, calling it Kurisumasu ni wa Kentakkii, or Kentucky for Christmas. The idea took off quickly, and so did Okawara, who climbed through the company ranks all the way up to president and CEO of
Kentucky Fried Chicken Japan from 1984 to 2002.
It's now a family and romantic Christmas tradition in Japan, and often served as a fancy, special meal with wine.