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Interesting facts about Japan

Japan is the country I really, really want to visit. I am fascinated with their culture and tradition. I started learning Japanese language, I am watching anime and reading manga, I love watching their movies – I should have been born in Japan 🙂 .

Now, here are some interesting facts about Japan. I hope you will enjoy as I am.

  • Japanese trains are one of the safest in the world, with an average delay of only 18 seconds.
  • It is believed that in today’s Japan there are more pets than children.
  • In this country it is possible to rent a handsome man and watch the sad movies with him while he wipes your tears. I would definitely want to try this.
  • After Fukuyama, Jakuze, the most prominent Japanese mafia, donated a large amount of money to assist the casualties, as well as helping to repair the destroyed road.
  • In Japan, square watermelons are also grown.
  • Sushi train restaurants are very popular in Japan. These restaurants offer a great number of sushi with various ingredients.
  • The Japanese spend on average one-third of world consumption of tuna.
  • The Japanese consume 80% of the world’s “reserve” bluefin tuna.
  • Japanese culture includes: bonsai, kabuki, sumo, sadou, origami and kimono.
  • Over 220,000 people were killed during the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima during World War II, making Japan leave the war tradition.
  • Japan has about 130 million people, which means that 2 out of 100 inhabitants of the world are Japanese.
  • Japanese man who survived the Titanic, in his country received the title of coward because he did not die along with other passengers.
  • In Japan, as many as 90% of phones are waterproof, because teenagers use them in the shower.
  • In Korea and Japan there are popular cafes for cats where you can drink coffee, while many cats are walking around you.
  • Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan and is considered a symbol of hard work.
  • Black cats are considered as a symbol of happiness.
  • Giving money tips is considered rude in this country.
  • In the Japanese language, there are over 20 ways to tell someone I’m sorry.
  • More than 1,500 earthquakes are annually recorded in Japan.

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  1. Interesting post, I have also heard Japan is expensive but that Japan has an amazing Cherry blossom festival. I had a flat mate that was president of the Japan club at Auckland university and my induction was learning to use chop sticks, or else you did not eat. So I learned very quickly.
    I still use chop sticks sometimes.

    • A friend of mine went to Japan last year and seh says that it is very expensive. But, she laso said that people were so polite and nice to her, since they do not speak English a lot. They helped her on the street by showing her on the map where she needed to go. I would love to learn to eat with chop sticks.

  2. I am also a big fan of Japanese culture, customs, movies, samurai, katanas etc. The only thing I do not really like is sushi. But I knew about the restaurants for and with cats when I saw it on TV not too long ago. Very nice and informative article.

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