Japan Fun & Facts

Japan Facts: Here you find out the latest, amazing and interesting fun and facts like; Geography, Maps, Flag, History, Current ruler, Area, Population, Capital, Largest cities, Languages, Race, Religion, Literacy rate and Economy of it.

Image
  • Late-night dancing was illegal in Japan until 2015.
  • Japan suffers 1,500 earthquakes every year.
  • Japan has more than 50,000 people who are over 100 years old.
  • Japan has just 2 gun-related homicides per year
  • The World's Oldest Company operated in Japan from 578 AD to 2006.
  • Japan consists of over 6,800 islands.
  • Japanese Trains are among the world’s most punctual: their average delay is just 18 seconds.
  • Square Watermelons are grown by japanese farmers for easier stack and store.
  • In Japan, there are more pets than there are children under 15.
  • Japan's birth rate is so low that adult diapers are sold more than baby diapers.
  • 98% of all adoptions in Japan are of male adults so that family businesses can remain within the family.
  • The Japanese who survived the Titanic crash was called a coward in his country for not dying with the other passengers.
  • In Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof because youngsters use them even in the shower.
  • In Korea and Japan, there is a Cat Cafe where you can go to drink coffee and hang out with cats for hours.
  • Japan has 5.52 million vending machines.
  • Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan, as it's viewed as exhaustion from working hard.
  • During WWII, Japan bombed China with fleas infected with bubonic plague.
  • Japan and Russia still haven't signed a peace treaty to end World War II due to the Kuril Islands dispute.
  • In Japan, teachers and students come together to clean the classrooms and cafeteria.
  • The number of Chinese killed by the Japanese during WWII is greater than the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust.
  • In Japan, 685 kids were rushed to hospitals in 1997 after an intense Pokemon episode that caused dizziness, vomiting and seizures.
  • Around 24 billion pairs of chopsticks are used in Japan each year.
  • In Japan, there's a building with a highway passing through it.
  • In Japan, there's a festival that is a celebration of the penis and fertility.
  • Black cats are considered to bring good luck in Japan.
  • In Japan, Ronald McDonald is called Donald McDonald due to a lack of a clear "r" sound in Japanese.
  • In Japan, KFC is a typical feast of Christmas Eve.
  • Many Hot springs and public bathhouses in Japan ban customers with tattoos from entering.
  • In Japan, they use more paper for comics than for toilet paper.
  • There's an island in Japan that's full of rabbits.
  • During WWII, Japan received Jewish refugees and rejected the resulting Nazi German protests.
  • In Japan, there's a train that "floats" above the tracks by magnetism, reaching 500 km/h (311 mph).
  • The biggest Japanese community outside of Japan is in Brazil.
  • If you commit suicide in Japan by jumping in front of a train, the family of the deceased will be charged a disruption fee.
  • There's a town in Spain where 700 people share the surname "Japon" as they are descendants of 17th-century samurais who stayed there after an embassy returned to Japan.
  • Argentina has the world's second-highest rate of anorexia, after Japan.
  • Norway introduced Salmon Sushi to the Japanese in the 80s.
  • 103 countries have abolished the death penalty. Notable exceptions include the U.S., Japan and China.
  • Declawing cats is legal in most U.S. states but banned in at least 22 countries including Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
  • Most streets in Japan have no name.
  • In Japan, there's a 'Crying Sumo' contest, where wrestlers compete to see who can make a baby bawl first.
  • In Japan, Burger King has an all-black burger.
  • Godzilla is an official Citizen of Japan.
  • The Japanese authorities constructed a fence around a volcano at Mount Mihara to stop a trend of over 2000 people committing suicide by jumping in.
  • Japan has over 70 flavors of Fanta including 'The Mystery Fruit', 'Genius Energy' and 'Hip Hop' flavor.
  • During WWII, a Japanese Consul saved 6,000 Jews from the Holocaust by writing them all Visas to Japan even after the government told him not to.
  • About 1 million Japanese men are estimated to be locking themselves in their bedrooms for years, creating social and health problems, a condition called "Hikikomori."
  • The 2011 earthquake near Japan increased the Earth's rotation speed, shortening the day by 1.8 microseconds.
  • In Japanese, there are at least 20 different ways to say "sorry."
  • There were ancient stone tablets in Japan's 2011 tsunami struck areas with inscriptions "Do not build your homes below this point!".
  • In Japan, the leading cause of death for men aged 20 to 44 is suicide.
  • The first Frenchman known to visit Japan was imprisoned, tortured and killed because he tried to promote Christianity.
  • A Snoopy Museum opened in 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.