Japan Facts

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Looking for amazing facts and informations about Japan? Below you can discover sixteen Japan and japanese people curiosities that are real, even if they are weird or funny, so please make sure to vote what you think is interesting!

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The largest Japanese population outside of Japan stands at 1.6 million people who live in Brazil.
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Scholars believe the word Sushi comes from an older Japanese word meaning "tart" or "acid".
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Sunflowers can help clean radioactive soil. Japan is using this to rehabilitate Fukashima. Almost 10,000 packets of sunflower seeds have been sold to the people of the city.
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90% of the mobile phones used in Japan are waterproof.
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Japan is the largest automobile producer in the world.
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Sushi, Sashimi and Tempura are among well know Japanese cuisines around the world.
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Mount Fuji is the highest point in Japan, which stands at 3,776 m.
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In Japan, black cats are considered good luck charms or omens of good luck.
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Japan is an industrialized nation, producing some of the most technologically advanced motor vehicles, electronics, and machine tools.
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In Japan, cats are thought to have the power to turn into super spirits when they die. This may be because according to the Buddhist religion, the body of the cat is the temporary resting place of very spiritual people
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A Japanese fishing boat sank because a Russian cargo plane dropped a live cow from 30,000 feet.
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Ninety-eight percent of adoptions that take place in Japan are of male adults, so family businesses can stay within those families.
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Japan has one of the highest average life expectancy rate, average person reaching the age of 84.
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The Hayabusa was a Japanese spacecraft that landed on the near-Earth asteroid Itokawa in 2005 and attempted to collect samples. In 2010, Hayabusa was a success at getting back to earth with a small sample of asteroid dust that is being studied by scientists.
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There are 118 volcanoes in Japan. This number outlasts volcanoes in any other country and makes 10% of the world’s total number of volcanoes. Source
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Argentina has the second-highest rate of anorexia in the world after Japan.

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