Facts About Japan That You Won’t Believe

Fun Facts About Japan

Saying no to someone directly is considered rude in Japan.

Miyake-jima an island in Izu group is known for its active volcano Mt. Oyama which has erupted several times. Since the eruption in 2005, it is constantly leaking poisonous gas, requiring residents carry a mask at all times. Sirens go off the island when the level of sulphur rises.

Japan’s aggressive expansion across the Pacific to rule over Asia led to war with the U.S. in 1941 and Japanese were defeated.

Square Watermelons are grown by farmers in Japan for easier stack and store.

Japan consists of over 6,800 islands.

98% of mobile phones in Japan are waterproof because youngsters use them even in the shower.

In Japan and Korea, there is a Cat Café where you can go to drink coffee and hang out with cats for hours.

The world’s largest fish market is Tsukiji market in Tokyo.

Japan and Russia still haven’t signed a peace treaty to end World War II due to the Kuril Islands dispute.

Slurping noodles is considered as a sign that the noodle is delicious and it is a compliment to the cook.

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