Have yourself a merry little podcast!
• Japan's first Christmas (Joji Sakurai, The Japan Times)
• Julia Bergin on Deep Dive episode 30: #StandwiththePooh — The Hong Kong protesters in Japan
• Shaun McKenna on Deep Dive episode 20: Fear and loathing on Mount Fuji
• The little-known legend of Jesus in Japan (Smithsonian Magazine)
• Why Japan celebrates Christmas with KFC (BBC)