I’ve lived in Japan a long time; It surprised me when I first moved here that no one knew much about my favorite holiday, Halloween. That is not true anymore. In 2015, Halloween in Tokyo is a big celebration and even bigger business.
Back in my early days here few people I spoke with had heard about Halloween. Maybe they had seen something about witches and pumpkins but it was not celebrated here in any significant way. Now Halloween is everywhere, and the first signs of it start in early September. Credit must be given to the Disney Corporation and their Japanese resorts, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disneysea for the current popularity of Halloween. (More about that later.)
From as recently as 15 years ago the idea of carving pumpkins and dressing up in the fall was totally foreign. Now as with so…
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