14 Interesting Facts about Japan
In Japan non-smoking areas are often difficult to find in restaurants, including family restaurants. Many of Japan’s politicians have an interest in the tobacco industry.
The Japanese who survived the Titanic crash was called a coward in his country for not dying with the other passengers.
Japan’s birth rate
Japan’s birth rate is so low adult diapers are sold more than baby diapers.
There’s an island in Japan that’s full of rabbits.
Coffee is so popular in Japan that Japan imports approximately 85% of Jamaica’s annual coffee production.
Date of execution
Japanese Death Row inmates are not told their date of execution. They wake up each day wondering if it might be their last.
Japan has more than 50,000 people who are over 100 years old.
Japanese Kobe beef
Japanese Kobe beef is famous worldwide for its succulence and taste. The Japanese cows this beef comes from receiving daily massages and, in summer, are fed a diet of saké and beer mash. True Kobe beef comes from only 262 farms in the Tajima region, of which Kobe is the capital and each of which raises an average of 5 of the animals at a time. In the United States, Kobe beef is called Wagyu beef.
Japanese trains are among the world’s most punctual: their average delay is just 18 seconds!
In Japan, teachers and students come together to clean the classrooms and cafeteria.
Late-night dancing was illegal in Japan until 2015.
Flavors around the world
Cheetos come in 50 flavors around the world, including fizzy Pepsi in Japan, ketchup in Poland, strawberry in Russia, and peanut-covered in Europe.
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.”