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