Buy Nothing Day Japan was observed on November 29th. It was the 14th annual observation with meditating "Zenta Claus" figures and elves in front of Hankyu Department Store in Tokyo and other locations around Japan.
Zenta Claus does not buy gifts or carry around a bulky bag; doesn't judge people being naughty or nice; doesn't require people to believe in anything. Just meditates and advises you to think for yourself rather than be a consumerist "sheep". Think about where things you might buy are from (sweatshop? ecological disaster area?), and where they will go once you or the person you give it to tires of it.
Buy Nothing Day is observed in some way or other (by some people) in over sixty countries around the world.