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Amazing Facts About Japan That Will Blow Your Mind

We all know how disciplined and workaholic Japanese are, here are a few special facts about Japanese culture:

  • Biggest Megalopolis in the World. Greater Tokyo is the most populated metropolitan area in the world with 38 million people.
  • To put that into perspective, Here’s Greater Tokyo transposed on England, next to Greater London

Greater Tokyo transposed on England

  • Japan imports approximately 85% of Jamaica’s annual coffee production
    More than 70% of Japan consists of mountains, including more than 200 volcanoes. On average there are around 1,500 earthquakes every year in Japan.
  • There are actually Pusher (railway station attendant) who also called Oshiya to pack men and women dressed in suite into crowd carriage, and they are called “passenger arrangement staff”. These station attendants literally push people onto crowded trains during rush hour.

pusher or Oshiya passenger arrangement staff

  • Warm Washlet is actually much much more common in Japan than I think
  • Cute cartoons are in fact everywhere
  • Japan Keeps A Defunct Train Station Running for Just One Passenger

Train Station Running for Just One Passenger

  • Authentic Indian style curry was introduced in Japan by the great revolutionary Rashbehari Bose.
  • Tokyo Disneyland was Disney’s first park outside the US. The resort employs over 20,000 people.
Tokyo Disneyland was Disney
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  • Late-night dancing was illegal in Japan until 2015
  • The World’s Oldest Company operated in Japan from 578 A.D. to 2006. Kongō Gumi was a construction company based in Japan. It operated between 578 AD to 2006 until it was absorbed as a subsidiary to Takamatsu.
  • 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.

Square Watermelons are grown by Japanese farmers

  • In Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof because youngsters use them even in the shower.
  • In Japan there are more pets than children.
  • In Korea and Japan, there is a Cat Cafe where you can go to drink coffee and hang out with cats for hours.
  • There’s an island in Japan that’s full of rabbits.
  • Most streets in Japan have no name.
  • In Japan, Burger King has an all-black burger.
  • The 2011 earthquake near Japan increased the Earth’s rotation speed, shortening the day by 1.8 microseconds.
  • Japan’s literacy rate is almost 100%.
  • Japan has the world’s third-largest economy, behind the US and China.

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