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Yes, Christmas is celebrated in Japan but usually only as an excuse to have a party, a large dinner (almost never turkey) and gift giving. In short, it is the festive mood that attracts the Japanese who are oblivous to its original religious significance. On the other hand there is no pretense about it in Japan - it is simply a commercial venture of gift shopping, admiring decorations and dinner party time.
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Yes, Christmas is celebrated in Japan but usually only as an excuse to have a party, a large dinner (almost never turkey) and  gift giving.  In short, it is the festive mood that attracts the Japanese who are oblivous to its original religious significance.  On the other hand there is no pretense about it in Japan - it is simply a commercial venture of gift shopping, admiring decorations and dinner party time.