15 Interesting Facts About Japan You Probably Didn't Know Before

Japan  is one of the most technology advance country in Asia. The land that brought you sushi, bonsai, and the bright lights of Tokyo is ripe with fascinating tidbits.Yet, the diverse culture and business friendly ecosystem attracts people around the world.

Here are some Interesting facts about Japan. I hope you will enjoy. So Let's Start.

1. Cleanliness is the Key

Japan's homes are clean and most of the people are not very welcoming to allow you to their homes, it may be because of culture or to preserve their heritage. Cleaning is a part of the schools in Japan.

2. Japan Hi-Tech Toilets

Japan's toilets are really high-tech! The toilet seats are equipped with a heater, something that is really satisfying during the cold seasons as it gets warm when you sits on it.

3. Warning to all smokers out there!

If you are active smokers, make sure to only smoke in the smoking area that is provided in public areas. You can’t walk around in public spaces while smoking or else you would be fined by the authority!

4. Highway running through the building.

Gate tower building is a 16 floor office building situated in Osaka japan.The Umeda exit of Hanshinway expressway passes through the fifth storey of this building.This building was build in 1992.

5. World's largest Fish market

Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo was the largest fish market in the world. 660000 ton of fish were marketed in a year. This market was opened in 1935 February 11.

6. Bullet Trains

Japanese Trains are among the world’s most punctual: their average delay is just 18 seconds. once a Japanese train apologised for being 20 seconds late. 

7. Vending Machines all over Japan

Japan has around 5.5 million vending machines. You can find them on almost every block. Japanese vending machines contain batteries, beer, wine, condoms, cigarettes, comic books, hot dogs, lightbulbs, crepes, soft drinks, coffee, juice, noodles, eggs, sandwiches, and toys.
It is difficult to find a vending machine in Japan that dispenses chips or candy bars.

8. Longest Life 

Japan has the third longest life expectancy in the world with men living to 80 years old and women living to almost 86 years old. The Japanese live on average four years longer than Americans.

9. Inventor of Animes

Anime, or animated Japanese films and television shows, account for 60% of the world’s animation-based entertainment. Animation is so successful in Japan that there are almost 130 voice-acting schools in the country.

10. Japanese way of Greet

When Japanese people meet, they traditionally bow instead of shake hands, and the lowest bow shows the deepest respect.

11. Rabit Islands

In Japan, there is an island full of rabbits called Ōkunoshima. They were brought there during World War II to test the effects of poison gas.

12. Creating sounds like Slurping is acceptable

Creating sounds like Slurping when eating soups or noodles is considered inappropriate.But in Japan Slurping is perfectly normal and acceptable,even when done in public

13. Schools teach Cleaning

In Japanese schools, students have to clean the classrooms, cafeterias, and even toilets all by themselves.  The Japanese education system believes that requiring students to clean up after themselves teaches them to work in a team and help each other.

14. Avoid Number 4

In Japan , tall buildings do not have a fourth floor. Why? Because they avoid the number four(shi) as it sounds the same as the word for death(shi).

15. No Natural Resources

Japan does not have any natural resources, and they are exposed to hundreds of earthquakes a year but do not prevent her from becoming the second largest economy in the world.

These are some of the facts about Japan. I hope you will enjoy it

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