Oz in Japan. Michael-Sensei is a Canadian teaching English in Japan, and here he covers a couple of Oz adaptations. The book he has scans of at the bottom is one that he just sent to Eric and I, along with a translation, to our delight!
Hmmmm. I wonder if Michael-Sensei could find the anime adaptation of L. Frank Baum's Life and Adventures of Santa Claus? It was a series called Shounen Santa no Daibôken ("Young Santa's Adventures") in 1994. I've been hunting for it, in Japanese OR English, without success for many years.