7 odd facts about Japan

  • CULTURE
  • Every country in this world has some peculiar facts about it, so does Japan. These are some interesting facts about Japan!

    Earthquakes

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    Around 1500 earthquakes have occurred in Japan. If you live or stay in Japan, don’t get shocked if you suddenly feel a little shaking.

    Health

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    Japanese people are really concerned with their health. No wonder that some of them can live in this world for over than 100 years. Japan has more than 50,000 people who are over 100 years old. Some of the Guinness Record holders for the oldest person status are also Japanese.

    Inventions

    Japan is very innovative. It has produced the square watermelons. The reason why they made this square watermelon is because they are easier to stack and store. They thought that round watermelons are actually a little difficult to stack them.

    Pet craze

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    Only in Japan, you will see more pets than you see children around the town. In facts, pets officially outnumbered kids in 2013.

    Diapers

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    Because of the low birth rate, Japan sells more adult diapers than baby diapers. It is also known that the number of children in Japan is very low now. Recently, this matter has become a serious problem for Japan.

    Convenience

    Japan is a country that has around 5.52 million vending machines. You can see vending machines everywhere in Japan. Maybe you will even be a little bit shocked when you see that there are almost no streets without vending machines.

    Festivals

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    Japan has an outstanding number of festivals (Matsuri), with their number varying somewhere between 200 000 – 300 000, among them there is a religious festival celebrating penis and fertility. It is held on the first Sunday of every April and called “Kanamara Matsuri”