Christmas in Japan–Spiritual or Superficial?

                                                                                            Celebrating Christmas is very popular in Japan, but December 25th is NOT a national holiday in Japan.  Japanese people work and go to school as usual. But although  only about 1% of the Japanese population is Christian (the rest are Buddhists and Shinto) Japanese Christmas is a big Day, with traditions that are uniquely…

Hope still for today?

I am a grandmother–there were other parents and grandmothers and grandfathers involved in the horrible killing on this December day who now only have memories for this Christmas instead of special small ones to hold close and dear.  Mine aren’t close but at least I know others who will be able to hold them close.…