- Late-night dancing was illegal in Japan until 2015.
- Japan suffers
- Japan has
- more than 50,000 people
- who are over
- 100 years old.
- The World's
- in Japan
from 578 AD
- 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 children.
- Japan's birth rate is so low 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 WW2, 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 WW2 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 WW2, 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.
- 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 WW2, 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.
has the highest
in the world with 83.7 years.
- Descendants of Japan's samurai –140 years after the end of the order– remain elites in Japan, research has found.
- In Japan, homosexual relations among Buddhist samurai and clergy were actually quite common.
- During WW2, the Japanese killed more Chinese than the Nazis killed Jews.
- Life-sized dolls outnumber people in the village of Nagoro, Japan.
- In Japan, tipping a server is considered rude.
- Over a quarter of unmarried Japanese males aged 30-40 are virgins.
- In Japan, the likelihood of being killed by a gun is about the same as an American's chance of being killed by lightning.
- The homeless of Tokyo, Japan, sleep in 24-hour Internet cafes, since it's cheaper than paying rent.
- During WW2, Hajimi Fuji volunteered for the kamikaze but was refused because he had a wife and two children. His wife then drowned her two young girls and herself.
- People who cannot afford to live in a house in Hong Kong and Japan take advantage of McDonalds' "doors are always open" policy and live in their restaurants. They are known as "McRefugees."
- Only 4 modern countries were never colonized by Europe: Japan, Korea, Thailand and Liberia.
- The world's oldest fish hooks were found in a cave in Japan, dating from about 23,000 years ago.
- The first time the Japanese people heard their Emperor's voice was when he announced Japan's surrender on the radio during WW2.
- "Kodokushi", meaning "lonely death", is a common Japanese phenomenon of people dying alone and remaining undiscovered for a long period of time.
- In Japan, a festival called Kanamara Matsuri, or "Festival of the Steel Phallus," celebrates the defeat of a vagina demon by an iron penis.