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#KFC: #Japan #Christmas tradition since 1974

Think "Christmas feast" and an image of a plump roast turkey will probably come to mind. Ask most Japanese, however, and they'll tell you Christmas isn't complete without a bucket of fried chicken from KFC. This is the result of a hugely successful marketing campaign by the fast food chain that was launched a little more than 40 years ago. It all started in 1971, when foreigners in Japan celebrated Christmas with KFC's fried chicken. They had been unable to find turkey, which hitherto remains an uncommon dish in the country. Seizing this as a lucrative opportunity, KFC Japan launched and extensively promoted its first Christmas meal comprising chicken and wine in 1974. The festive set was a hit despite being "pretty pricey" at 2,920 yen (S$33.95), considering it was the mid-1970s, Smithsonian Magazine reported. The notion of "Kentucky for Christmas!", a catchphrase used in...

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