The Japanese have a national holiday, Labor Thanksgiving Day, where many stores have sales, sometimes as much as half off; however, they don’t have Thanksgiving Day dinner.  Most countries don’t, it being a strictly American and Canadian affair, and in fact, Labor Thanksgiving Day wasn’t named such until when Americans occupied Japan after World War II.  For foreigners in Japan, you’ll hear that the Japanese don’t even like turkey, or the more honest truth: that most Japanese have never tried turkey and never plan to.  But even without a turkey and coming from so many different cultures and backgrounds, we all managed to come together last Thursday for a special dinner.

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