25 Fun & Interesting Facts about Japan

1.

There are 127 million people living in Japan.

 

2.

In Japan, snowmen are made of two large snowballs, not three.

 

3.

Most Japanese homes have extra pairs of shoes for guests.

 

4.

Contrary to popular belief, true Kobe beef is only found in Japan due to tight controls and restrictions.

 

5.

The only foreign language taught and mandated in Japanese schools is English.

 

6.

Sometimes the trains are so crowded railway staff are employed to cram passengers inside.

 

7.

It is considered rude to walk while you are eating in Japan.

 

8.

The world’s most expensive tuna was sold in Japan for $735,000 USD

 

9.

Coffee is very popular and Japan imports approximately 85% of Jamaica’s annual coffee production.

 

10.

Japan’s unemployment rate is less than 4%.

 

11.

There is a popular Japanese dish called Basashi that consists of slices of raw horse meat with onions and ginger.

 

12.

Japan consists of over 6,800 islands.

 

13.

Many Japanese companies have morning exercise sessions for their workers.

 

14.

On average, it takes about 7-10 years of intensive training to become a fugu (blowfish) chef. This training may not be needed in the future as some fish farms in Japan are producing non-poisonous fugu.

 

15.

There are over 1,500 earthquakes in Japan each year

 

16.

There are vending machines in Japan that dispense beer plus also cigarettes and canned coffee.

 

17.

Noodles, especially soba (buckwheat), are slurped somewhat loudly when eaten. It has been said slurping indicates the food is delicious. The slurping also serves to cool down the hot noodles for eating

 

18.

In Japan it is not uncommon to eat rice at every meal, including breakfast.

 

19.

Japanese Trains are among the world’s most punctual: their average delay is just 18 seconds.

 
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20.

Japan have a Cat Cafe where you can go to drink coffee and hang out with cats for hours.

 

21.

Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan, as it’s viewed as exhaustion from working hard.

 

22.

There is a building with a highway passing through it!
 

photo  cred: www.amusingplanet.com-

photo cred: www.amusingplanet.com-


 

23.

Black cats are considered to bring good luck in Japan.

 

24.

If you commit suicide in Japan by jumping in front of a train, the family of the deceased will be charged a disruption fee.

 

25.

In Japan there are more pets than children

 

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