35 Interesting Weird Facts about Japan

Japan is often referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun" that belongs to the Northeast Asian Nation. It is one of the very interesting countries that you should be familiar with. They have plenty of unusual and amazing facts that you would never think real and happening. 

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They are also considered a tiger country because of the impressive economic growth and development. They are also known to be one of the greatest manufacturer and inventors of high-tech gadgets and at the same time one of the very innovative breakthroughs in the field of medicine. So let us know and learn more about Japan:

1. They have the longest lifespan in the world with more than 50,000 people who are 100 yrs. Old

2. The country suffers 1,500 earthquakes every year

3. The country has more than 6,800 islands

4. In Japan, dancing late at night is illegal

5. Japan is the second lowest homicide rate in the world. They  only have 2  gun-related homicides per year

6. Almost 90% of mobile phones in Japan are waterproof since teenagers use them even while taking a bath

7. In Japan, 98% of all adoptions are male adults to maintain the business within the family

8. There are more pets than children in Japan

9. Animated Japanese films and television shows comprise 60% the of world’s animation-based entertainment.

10. There are 130 voice acting schools in Japan because of the high production of anime films and shows.

11. Almost 21% of its population are elders which is the highest proportion in the world

12. The Japanese court system has had a 99% conviction rate before

13. In 2003, prisons in Japan had operated an average rate of 117% capacity.

14. Japan has the oldest company in the world that was operated from 578 AD to 2006

15. They have the fastest trains in the world with an average delay of just 18 seconds

35 Interesting and Weird facts about Japan16. Japan produces and grows square watermelons for easier stack and store for farmers.

17. They have 5.52 million vending machines that dispense beer

18. In Japan, sleeping on their job is acceptable since they viewed it as exhaustion from working so hard

19. Japan bombed China with fleas infected with bubonic plague during World War II

20. Till now, Japan and Russia have still tension since they still haven’t signed a peace treaty to end World War II because of the dispute in the Kuril Islands

21. Teachers and students in Japan come together to clean their classroom and cafeteria

22. The birth rate in Japan is low that there are more adult diapers sold than baby diapers

23. Japanese survivors who survived the sinking of “Titanic” was bullied and called cowards for not dying with the other passengers.

24. In 1997, 685 kids were rushed to hospitals because of dizziness, vomiting, and seizures after an intense Pokémon episode.

25. Japanese have killed more Chinese during World War II than the number of Jews who were killed in the Holocaust

26. In Japan, there is a Cat Café where you can hang out with cats for hours while drinking coffee.
35 Interesting and Weird facts about Japan

27. Houses in Japan are raised 6 inches above the ground indicating when to take off your slippers and shoes. Sometimes if the house has a tatami mat room floor is raised 1-2 inches.

28. In Japan, raw horse meat is very popular entrée. It is sliced thinly and eaten raw. They called it “basashi”.

29. Japan consists of 70% mountains with 200 volcanoes.

30. Muskmelon that is likely the same as a cantaloupe can sell $300 or over 31,473 yen.

31. Japan has a 100% literacy

32. Men in Japan shave their head as a form of apology

33. Japan has already produced 15 Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics and medicine, three in fields medalist and one Gauss Prize laureate

34. It is a tradition for young sumo-wrestler to clean and bathe the veteran sumo-wrestler even in private and hard to reach places.

35. There is only less than 4% unemployment rate in Japan.

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