Interesting facts about Japan
- In Japanese, the term “Japan” is Nihon or Nippon, which defines “Land of the Rising Sun.” It was once considered that Japan was the first country to look at the sunrise in the East in the dawn.
- Japan has the third largest life expectancy on the planet with men living till 81 years old and women living till almost 88 years old. The Japanese live on normal four years more than Americans.
- Japan contains almost 6,800 islands.
- Home to 33 million persons, the Tokyo-Yokohama urban area is the biggest populated urban region in the world.
- Japan has almost 3,000 McDonald’s restaurants, the biggest number in any country outside the U.S.
- Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s film The Hidden Fortress was the support for George Lucas’ acclaimed film Star Wars.
- Every spring, Japan has a festival that celebrates both the male sexual organ called a penis and female fertility called Kanamara Matsuri, or “Festival of the Steel Phallus.
- 21% percent of the Japanese people are almost over the age of 65, the biggest dimension in the world. There are more elderly than there are kids in Japan these days.
- The Japanese eat fish more than any other persons on the planet, about 17 million tons in a year. Japan is the world’s biggest importer of seafood, with shrimp consists of about one-third of the entire, about four million tons in a year. More than 20% of Japanese protein is acquired from fish and fish products.
- Almost two billion manga, Japanese comic books or graphic novels, are depleted in Japan every year.
- More than 5 billion plates of instant ramen noodles are eaten in Japan every year. Chef Momofuku Ando created the first immediate “chicken ramen” in 1958.
- Sushi has been since about the second century A.D. It began as a way to conserve fish in China and finally made its way to Japan. The procedure of eating raw fish and rice started in the early 17th century. Sushi is not the meaning of raw fish in Japanese. It literally means rice accomplished with vinegar, sugar, and salt. Raw fish sliced and dressed without rice is called sashimi.
- Japanese Kobe beef is distinguished in the whole world for its deliciousness and aroma. The Japanese cows this beef comes from collect daily massages and, in summer, are given a diet of sake and beer mash. True Kobe beef arises from only 262 farms in the Tajima region, of which Kobe is the capital and each of which boasts an average of 5 of the animals at a time. In the United States, Kobe beef is known as Wagyu beef.
- Japan has almost 5.5 million vending machines with one on over each street corner. There are vending machines that trade beer, hot and cold canned coffee, cigarettes, wine, condoms, comic books, hot dogs, light bulbs, bags of rice, toilet paper, umbrellas, fish bait, fresh eggs, porn magazines, and also used women’s panties.
- Japan has the second minimum assassination rate on the planet, but it is also the house to the frightening “suicide forest” Aokigahara at the paltry of Mt. Fuji. It is the second most famous place on the planet for suicides after San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
- The Japanese have a very low birth rate that there are more mature diapers sold than kid diapers.
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