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Official Santa arrives, laden with Xmas cheer

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Fresh off the plane from Finland, Santa Claus takes a picture with young fans at Narita Airport on Thursday.

The Yomiuri Shimbun Santa Claus arrived from Finland at Narita Airport on Thursday.

The bearded bringer of Christmas joy will stay in Japan until Dec. 14 and will interact with children at various holiday events to be held in Tokyo, Osaka and other locations.

The visiting Santa is officially recognized by the Santa Claus Foundation, which is sponsored by Finnair and other firms.

“Christmas is coming soon. Be good, boys and girls, and wait,” the Santa said to Japanese children. Speech

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