1. Late-night dancing was illegal in Japan until 2015.
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  2. Japan suffers
    1,500 earthquakes
    every year.
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  3. Japan has
    more than 50,000 people
    who are over
    100 years old.
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  4. The World's
    Oldest Company
    operated
    in Japan
    from 578 AD
    to 2006.
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  5. Japan consists of
    over 6,800 islands.
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  6. Japanese Trains are among the world's most punctual: their average delay is just 18 seconds.
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  7. Square Watermelons are grown by japanese farmers for easier stack and store.
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  8. In Japan
    there are
    more pets
    than children.
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  9. Japan's birth rate is so low adult diapers are sold more than baby diapers.
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  10. 98% of all adoptions in Japan are of male adults so that family businesses can remain within the family.
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  11. The Japanese who survived the Titanic crash was called a coward in his country for not dying with the other passengers.
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  12. In Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof because youngsters use them even in the shower.
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  13. In Korea and Japan, there is a Cat Cafe where you can go to drink coffee and hang out with cats for hours.
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  14. Japan has 5.52 million vending machines.
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  15. Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan, as it's viewed as exhaustion from working hard.
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  16. During WW2, Japan bombed China with fleas infected with bubonic plague.
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  17. Japan and Russia still
    haven't signed a peace treaty to end World War II due to the
    Kuril Islands dispute.
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  18. In Japan, teachers and students come together to clean the classrooms and cafeteria.
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  19. The number of Chinese killed by the Japanese during WW2 is greater than the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust.
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  20. In Japan, 685 kids were rushed to hospitals in 1997 after an intense Pokemon episode that caused dizziness, vomiting and seizures.
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  21. Around 24 billion pairs of chopsticks are used in Japan each year.
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  22. In Japan, there's a building with a highway passing through it.
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  23. In Japan, there's a festival that is a celebration of the penis and fertility.
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  24. Black cats are considered to bring
    good luck
    in Japan.
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  25. In Japan, Ronald McDonald is called Donald McDonald due to a lack of a clear "r" sound in Japanese.
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  26. In Japan, KFC is a typical feast of Christmas Eve.
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  27. Many Hot springs and public bathhouses in Japan ban customers with tattoos from entering.
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  28. In Japan, they use more paper for comics than for toilet paper.
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  29. There's an island in Japan that's full of rabbits.
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  30. During WW2, Japan received Jewish refugees and rejected the resulting Nazi German protests.
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  31. In Japan, there's a train that "floats" above the tracks by magnetism, reaching 500 km/h (311 mph).
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  32. The biggest Japanese community outside of Japan is in Brazil.
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  33. If you commit suicide in Japan by jumping in front of a train, the family of the deceased will be charged a disruption fee.
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  34. 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.
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  35. Argentina has the world's second-highest rate of anorexia, after Japan.
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  36. Norway introduced Salmon Sushi to the Japanese in the 80s.
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  37. 103
    countries have abolished the death penalty. Notable exceptions include the U.S., Japan and China.
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  38. 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.
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  39. Most streets in Japan have no name.
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  40. In Japan, there's a 'Crying Sumo' contest, where wrestlers compete to see who can make a baby bawl first.
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  41. In Japan, Burger King has an all-black burger.
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  42. Godzilla is an official Citizen of Japan.
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  43. 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.
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  44. Japan has over 70 flavors of Fanta including 'The Mystery Fruit', 'Genius Energy' and 'Hip Hop' flavor.
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  45. 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.
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  46. 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."
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  47. The 2011 earthquake near Japan increased the Earth's rotation speed, shortening the day by 1.8 microseconds.
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  48. In Japanese, there are at least 20 different ways to say "sorry."
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  49. There were ancient stone tablets in Japan's 2011 tsunami struck areas with inscriptions "Do not build your homes below this point!".
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  50. In Japan, the leading cause of death for men aged 20 to 44 is suicide.
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  51. The first Frenchman known to visit Japan was imprisoned, tortured and killed because he tried to promote Christianity.
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  52. A Snoopy Museum opened in 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.
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  53. Japan
    has the highest
    life expectancy
    in the world with 83.7 years.
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  54. Descendants of Japan's samurai –140 years after the end of the order– remain elites in Japan, research has found.
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  55. In Japan, homosexual relations among Buddhist samurai and clergy were actually quite common.
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  56. During WW2, the Japanese killed more Chinese than the Nazis killed Jews.
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  57. Life-sized dolls outnumber people in the village of Nagoro, Japan.
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  58. In Japan, tipping a server is considered rude.
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  59. Over a quarter of unmarried Japanese males aged 30-40 are virgins.
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  60. In Japan, the likelihood of being killed by a gun is about the same as an American's chance of being killed by lightning.
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  61. The homeless of Tokyo, Japan, sleep in 24-hour Internet cafes, since it's cheaper than paying rent.
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  62. 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.
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  63. 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."
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  64. Only 4 modern countries were never colonized by Europe: Japan, Korea, Thailand and Liberia.
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  65. The world's oldest fish hooks were found in a cave in Japan, dating from about 23,000 years ago.
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  66. The first time the Japanese people heard their Emperor's voice was when he announced Japan's surrender on the radio during WW2.
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  67. "Kodokushi", meaning "lonely death", is a common Japanese phenomenon of people dying alone and remaining undiscovered for a long period of time.
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  68. In Japan, a festival called Kanamara Matsuri, or "Festival of the Steel Phallus," celebrates the defeat of a vagina demon by an iron penis.
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  69. "Death from overwork" is so common in Japan there's even a word for it: Karoshi.
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  70. You can buy eel flavored ice cream in Japan.
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  71. In Japan, there's a museum of rocks that look like faces.
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  72. Japanese Death Row inmates are not told their date of execution. They wake up each day wondering if it might be their last.
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  73. A white American became a Japanese citizen, and successfully sued a business that refused entry to non-Japanese for racial discrimination in 2001, winning US$25,000 in damages.
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  74. The city of Edo formally changed its name to Tokyo, meaning "eastern capital", in 1868.
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  75. There are 80,000 ramen shops throughout Japan.
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  76. There's a hotel in Japan staffed by robots. The check-in desk is an animatronic velociraptor.
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  77. The average height of Japanese men between 1602 and 1867 is estimated at only 5 feet 1 inch (1.54 m).
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  78. The radiation levels at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant are so high that the robots sent to remove the plant's melted fuel rods have died.
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  79. Beer cans in Japan have braille on them so blind people don't confuse alcoholic drinks with soft drinks.
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  80. Japan officially recognizes Bitcoin as a method of payment but not as currency.
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  81. Japan's Parasitological Museum is the world's only museum fully dedicated to parasites, hosting a collection of over 45,000 items.
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  82. The average age of Japanese farmers is 70.
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  83. There is a "white man" café in Tokyo, where Japanese ladies ring a bell to summon tuxedo-wearing caucasians who respond with “yes, princess?” and serve them cake.
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  84. Feudal Japan lords purposely built homes with squeaky floors as a defensive measure against ninjas.
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  85. Japan's criminal courts have a 99% conviction rate.
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  86. In 2015, a tiny Tokyo restaurant with only 9 seats became the first ramen restaurant in the world to obtain a Michelin star.
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  87. In Japan, people do not have signatures, they use stamps called Hanko, and every individual in Japan has one.
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  88. In Japan, there are cafes where you can hang out with owls.
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  89. Japan has blue traffic lights in some areas because historically the Japanese used the same word for green and blue.
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  90. The Japanese stock index, Nikkei, hit a high of 38,915 in December 1989, after which it crashed and never recovered.
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  91. Gamblers in Japan are only allowed to bet on horse, boat or cycle races.
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  92. 100,000 Japanese disappear without trace every year, many to save their honour after a divorce, job loss, failing an exam or debt.
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  93. Tokyo has been destroyed from earthquakes and tsunamis from 1608 to 1945, on average, once every five years.
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  94. More than half of U.S. troops overseas are stationed in just 4 countries: Japan, Germany, South Korea, and Italy.
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  95. 2016 was the first year since 1990 that none of Japan's 4,000 public companies went bankrupt.
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  96. Only 11% of Japanese people are willing to fight for their country, the lowest in the world. In Morocco and Fiji it's 94%.
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  97. Prior to 1868, eating meat from four legged animals had been prohibited in Japan for more than a thousand years.
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  98. On average, the Japanese sleep two hours a night less than the Chinese.
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