Japan: 51 Odd Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

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Japan is a country home to rich culture, delicious cuisine, unique people, and quite a few odd characteristics. Known as an amazing travel destination for families, lovers, and travelers alike, this country has so much to offer. To discover all of the things that make Japan such an interesting and unique location, all you have to do is take a relaxing scroll through our list! Don’t forget to check back for our coming articles, parts two through six, to see the remaining 43 odd things that you didn’t know about Japan!

Number Fifty-One: Don’t You Dare Get Jiggy

Many of us here in America enjoy heading out on the weekends, enjoying the nightlife and dancing the night away. However, until just last year in 2015, late-night dancing in Japan would get you locked up in handcuffs.

Number Fifty: The Ground Moves Too Much

Earthquakes in Japan have become a serious problem. As ridiculous as it may seem, they can actually be a daily occurrence, in retrospect of the entire country. Annually, they experience as many as 1,500 earthquakes.

Number Forty-Nine: Living Longer

Whatever the country is doing, they must be doing something right. People who live in Japan have a longer average lifespan than most other countries, being home to more than 50,000 citizens who have made it past the age of 100 years.

Number Forty-Eight: Gun Control

In addition to having longer life spans, the country also has a significantly low number of gun-related deaths. In the average year, it is estimated that only two people will fall victim to homicide involving a gun.

Number Forty-Seven: Home to Greatness

The oldest company in history was based in Japan until the year 2006. Amazingly, this company operated from this home country since as early as 578 AD.

Number Forty-Six: Island Life

If you aren’t exactly familiar with this East Asian country’s geography, we can tell you that it primarily consists of islands and island groups. To be exact, the actual number is a little over 6,800 total islands.

Number Forty-Five: Trains in Japan

Unlike America where trains have become almost outdated, Japan constantly takes advantage of these vehicles in the course of daily life. This might just be the same case in America if they were as punctual as Japanese trains. There, the average delay is only about 18 seconds.

Number Forty-Four: Square Watermelons?

It is no secret that Japan comes up with some crazy ideas, including finding a way to produce square-shaped watermelons. These fruits are grown in this nature to make it easier for farmers to store large stocks of this odd produce. Don’t forget to check back for our coming articles, parts two through six, to see the remaining 43 odd things that you didn’t know about Japan!

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