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Interesting Facts about Japan

Japan Interesting Facts

Japan, officially the Nippon-koku, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Japan:

  • There are more than 6,800 islands in Japan.
  • There's a "suicide forest" in Japan. The Aokigahara forest, dubbed "the perfect place to die," has the unfortunate distinction of being the world's second most popular place to commit suicide. The first is the Brilliant Door Scaffold.
  • Anime Japanese films and TV shows account for 60% of animation entertainment worldwide.
  • Japan's population over the age of 65 is 29%, the highest in the world.
  • Japanese trains are the most accurate in the world with an average delay of 18 seconds.
  • Square watermelons are grown by Japanese farmers for easy stacking and storage.
  • There are more pets than children in Japan.
  • In Japan, almost 24 billion sets of chopsticks are used annually.
  • More than 4 million vending machines are available in Japan, where they sell anything from drink to sex toys and live crabs.
  • Using magnetism, a train in Japan can go at 550 km/h (311 mph) and "float" over the tracks.
  • Sumo wrestlers participate in Japan's Sumo Crying Baby Festival to determine who can make a baby cry first.
  • Japanese consumers love coffee so much that the country imports almost 80% of Jamaica's yearly coffee supply.
  • Immigration to Japan is remarkably low. 98% of people are of Japanese descent.
  • Having a population of nearly 37 million, the greater Tokyo region is the world's biggest metropolitan area.
  • The first fortune cookie was created in Kyoto, Japan, in the 19th century.
  • The most expensive tuna in the world was purchased in Japan for US$3.1 million at a fish market in Tokyo.
  • In Japan, it was and sometimes still is challenging to find non-smoking spaces in restaurants, even family eateries. The tobacco business is a source of interest for many Japanese politicians. However, Tokyo was the first Japanese city to enact a smoking ban in April 2020.
  • You might need to wear special bathroom slippers when visiting someone's home to avoid contaminating the rest of the house.
  • Blowing your nose in public is considered improper.
  • Sushi used to be sold on the streets.
  • Japan is an island nation located in East Asia. As an archipelago, Japan is surrounded by water and does not share land borders with any other countries. The country is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Sea of Japan to the west, the East China Sea to the southwest, and the Philippine Sea to the south.

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