99 Weird Japan Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-20 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

99 Weird japan facts

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1. In Japan, napping at work is viewed as fatigue from working hard and it is completely acceptable, employees fake it to look committed.
2. Japan has over 50, 000 people that are over 100 years old.
3. The whole world watches less porn on Christmas, except for Japan.
4. In 1903 the Wright brothers flew for 59 seconds. 38 years later Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. 28 years after that, the US landed on the moon.
5. There is a Japanese urban legend about a spirit who haunts public bathrooms and will ask you if you want red or blue toilet paper.
6. American Sign Language has more in common with spoken Japanese than it does with spoken English when it comes to grammar
7. During WW2, the Japanese government had a national policy to receive Jewish refugees. Even Hideki Tojo rejected Nazi protests to this policy
8. In Japan, it is illegal to name your baby Akuma, which means "devil."
9. In Japan, they use more paper for comics than for toilet paper.
10. President Obama has personally thanked Japan for "karate, karaoke, manga, anime, and, of course, emojis."
11. In Japan you can find fresh eggs, crepes, batteries, umbrellas and even underwear in vending machines.
12. In Japan they have horse meat, cactus, charcoal, and octopus flavored ice cream.
13. In Japan, it is common to use mayonnaise on pancakes.
14. Japan is the safest country in the world.
15. The Speechjammer is a Japanese device that stops people mid sentence when they are talking.
16. There are mass crying events in Japan called "rui katsu" ("tear seeking") where people can watch sad film clips and cry together.
17. Japan has a legend that Jesus did not die on the cross, but traded places with someone else and ran from the authorities to live in Japan.
18. A spa house in Japan is now offering Ramen noodle baths.
19. Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways has announced a five year "Star Wars Project" to create an R2 D2 themed plane.
20. A cat named Tama is a manager at a railway station in Japan, a job which pays her in cat food. During her tenure ridership has increased 10%
21. In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
22. Hitler made the Japanese "Honorary Aryans" and considered their history superior to his own people.
23. According to a poll, Japanese citizens don’t find Americans particularly honest or hardworking.
24. A charity breast squeeze in Japan rewarded donations with the opportunity to squeeze a pair of breasts.
25. In Japan, they have lactation bars offering human breast milk $18 gets you a shot and $46 gets you the nipple.
26. Japan lifted the ban on women working past 10 PM in 1999.
27. Most Japanese people return lost items and take it very seriously.
28. Bradley Cooper begged his father to send him to Japan until he was 21, so he could train to become a ninja.
29. The Triforce from "Legend of Zelda" is modeled after the emblem of the Hōjō clan, a tremendously powerful family in 14th century Japan.
30. The Yakuza operate openly in Japan: they have offices, make charitable donations, and even have large investments in mainstream companies.
31. The United States ranks third in liking the United States, while Japan likes the U.S. the most, with Kenya a close second.
32. There is a hotel in Japan that has been run by the same family for 46 generations and nearly 1, 300 years.
33. Russia and Japan are still technically at war because both countries still haven’t signed a peace treaty to end World War II.
34. In 1960, Japanese Socialist Party chairman Inejiro Asanuma was assassinated during a televised debate. With a Samurai sword.
35. Japan has a network of roads that play music as you drive over them at the correct speed.
36. Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan. It is viewed as exhaustion from working hard.
37. The cost of the International Space Station is funded by the USA 81%, Russia 8%, Europe 3%, Japan 3%, and Canada 1%.
38. In Japan, napping at work is viewed as fatigue from working hard and it is completely acceptable, employees fake it to look committed.
39. In Japan, Christmas Eve is a time to eat strawberry shortcake and fried chicken
40. China consumes more steel than the United States, Europe and Japan combined.
41. In Japan 1997, after an intense episode of Pokemon aired, over 500 children were rushed to the hospital with seizures.
42. The average American produces 7.1 pounds of trash per day. The average Japanese? 2.5. #earthday
43. It is illegal to be overweight in Japan.
44. Hawaii moves toward Japan 4 inches every year.
45. Japanese researchers have successfully developed a device that will be able to literally playback your dreams in video sequence.
46. A American dentist secretly drilled "Remember Pearl Harbor" in morse code, into the dentures of captured Japanese prime minister Hideki Tojo
47. Live lobsters are sold in vending machines in Japan.
48. In Japan, you can buy octopus flavoured ice cream.
49. In Japan, Ronald McDonald is called Donald McDonald due to a lack of a clear “r” sound in Japanese.
50. Canada is the most educated country in the world, followed by Israel and Japan.
51. A popular street food in Japan is fried octopus balls.
52. In Japan never leave chopsticks vertically in your food in a restaurant it is seen as cursing the owner.
53. There are Cat Cafés in Japan and Taiwan where people can pay hourly to play with cats and have drinks.
54. Luigi (of the Mario Bros.) has a name that is based upon the Japanese word "Ruigi, " which means "similar."
55. Two danish kids went on a backpack trip to japan with no plans, ended up stars in a Japanese tv show.
56. The literacy rate in Japan is almost 100%.
57. KFC Japan has created a fried chicken keyboard, mouse, and USB drive.
58. It is illegal to be fat in Japan. Each male over 40 years old must have a waistline smaller than 80cm and women, smaller than 90cm.
59. If you commit suicide in Japan by jumping in front of a train, the family of the deceased will be charged a disruption fee.
60. In Japan, tipping a server is seen as insulting.
61. Karoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.
62. Japan has just 2 gun related homicides per year.
63. In ancient Japan, warriors would smear toad grease all over their bodies with the belief it would make them puncture proof
64. To describe a situation when a girl looks good from the back but actually has butter face, Japanese use a term called Bakku shan.
65. More than 50, 000 people in Japan are over 100 years old.
66. In Japan, it is considered good manners to slurp, smack, chew, and burp while eating. The louder, the better.
67. At one point in history, there were leopards in Taiwan, hippos in Italy, and gazelles in Japan.
68. The US originally wanted to use exploding bats instead of the atomic bomb on Japan.
69. The Japanese population is so old that more adult diapers are sold each year than baby diapers.
70. Because of a marketing campaign in 1974, KFC has become an incredibly popular destination for Christmas dinner in Japan.
71. Clam Chowder flavored Doritos are sold only in Japan.
72. The US and Japan have the worst average hours of sleep in the world.
73. In Japan, when someone gives you a business card, it is rude to put it in your pocket.
74. People in Japan carry portable ashtrays to keep streets clean.
75. Taking pictures of other people without permission is illegal in Japan – It IS legal to take pictures of people in public places in the US.
76. Japan gives Sumo wrestlers iPads, since cell phones are too small for the wrestlers to text message with.
77. There is a Japanese "Gotta Go Briefcase" that contains a portable toilet for busy businesspeople.
78. October 1 marks the start of sake brewing season in Japan and is designated International Sake Day.
79. There are giant hornets in Japan whose venom is so potent it can melt human flesh. *bzzz*
80. You can buy green tea and soy sauce flavored Kit Kat in Japan.
81. Japan voted Ramen noodles as their greatest 20th century invention – Pokémon was number 8.
82. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Canada declared war on Japan before the U.S. did.
83. Tama, the cat, is a manager of a train station in Japan.
84. It is illegal to be fat in Japan; the maximum waistline size for anyone age 40 and older is 35.4 inches.
85. Kit Kats are considered good luck in Japan.
86. According to a Japanese poll in the year 2000, the Japanese believe that their best invention of the twentieth century was instant noodles.
87. In Japan, Ronald McDonald is called Donald McDonald due to a lack of a clear "r" sound in Japanese.
88. Japan has a "Happy Monday System" in which public holidays are moved to Mondays, thus creating a 3 day weekend.
89. The Japanese passenger who survived the titanic crash was marked as a coward by his country for not dying with the other passengers.
90. A king penguin in Japan was rescued and nursed back to life. He refused to leave, and now lives with the family.
91. The highest jump by a pig is 70cm (27.5in), achieved by pot bellied pig Kotetsu at the Mokumoku Tedsukuri Farm, Japan.
92. In Japan only 2% of adoptions are of children: 98% are adult males aged 25 to 30.
93. There is no tipping at restaurants in Japan.
94. Chrysler built B 29's that bombed Japan, Mitsubishi built Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant called Diamond Star.
95. Cow is a Japanese brand of shaving foam.
96. Streets in Japan do not have names.
97. The average U.S. farm has 467 acres; the average Japanese farm has 3 acres.
98. The Japanese liquor, Mam, uses venomous snakes as one of its main engredients.
99. Watermelons can cost up to $100 in Japan.
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