You know him, I know him, Will Ferrell knows him, we all know him! Hard to believe that Santa never featured on the English Board until my second Christmas in Japan. He was part of the Special Holiday Feature. I tried to be inclusive; Santa comes in many shapes, names, and forms. After some basic research I decided it was pretty impossible to give one solid description of Santa’s history (multiple religions and cultures claiming multiple origins). So I just wrote up a brief mix of the most sited stories.
And for those who were worried, yes, Santa does make trips to Japan!