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What is interesting in Japan?

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Without exaggeration we can say that Japan is truly a special country. Surprisingly, their ancient traditions and modern technology live together, and old customs are just as important as today's ones - modern ones.

So here are some things you probably didn’t know about Japan:

1. In the Japanese subway, dreaded morning crowds are common for going to work, and squeezing passengers alongside passengers is literally a “national sport” for men. Women never resist when a complete stranger leans against them rudely and energetically, but are silent and suffer as if it doesn't concern them at all. Yet one of the lowest rates of violence in the World is precisely in Japan.

2. The Japanese do not like the number 4. That number represents death to them. Something like number 13 in our country, but they take it much more seriously. That is why most of their houses do not have a 4th floor. Many hotels do not have room number 4 at all, and in high skyscrapers, the cheapest apartments are on the 4th floor, which are mostly bought by foreigners, not even knowing how difficult it will be for them to sell the property today / tomorrow.

3. The snowmen they make consist of two parts, not three as in other parts of the world.

4. For Christmas Eve, it is their custom to go with their families to a fast food restaurant where they eat fried chicken without any side dish. Christmas is not a big holiday in Japan, because most of them are Shintoists and Buddhists, more than 92% of them.

5. Smokers will like this, because you can smoke in Japan just about anywhere, except in the waiting room at the airport. Probably out of compassion for non-smoking tourists who would find themselves there. Still, cigarette butts are forbidden to be thrown on the street, and on the streets you wouldn’t believe there are no trash cans. If there are any, that’s a negligible and ridiculous number. There are also apps that help tourists find a trash can in the middle of Tokyo. People take their garbage to their homes, throw it in their bins, which are then taken away by the competent services. Precisely because of all the above, smokers in Japan carry large ashtrays with them wherever they go.

6. Every cell phone sold in Japan has built-in hazard software. He activates and informs all the Japanese about some cataclysm that has happened. It doesn't matter if the cell phone is turned off, in sleep mode or on the phone, the alarm will go off and alert you to the danger. You will also receive an SMS with exact instructions on what you need to do at that moment. The alarm cannot be extinguished so even if you are miles away from potential danger, it will still ring and ring.

7. The Japanese do not sign by hand anywhere. They wear small lipstick-shaped stamps with which they seal where they need to sign. They shop with him in the store, borrow books from libraries and the like. Everyone has their own stamp with especially recognizable signs.

8. In the northern parts of Japan where snow falls in large quantities, it does not create traffic problems at all. The roads are heated, so pedestrians are safe from ice and drivers are calm in traffic. Therefore, snow clearing is not necessary at all.

9. Dolphins are their specialty. They most often eat dolphin soup or Kushiyaki (skewers). Those who have tried dolphin meat state that it does not have the classic fishy taste, and this is probably because they are mammals and not fish.

10. Japan does not have an army, at least not in the true sense of the word, and according to 9 points of their Constitution, it is forbidden to take part in the war.

11. It is forbidden to talk on a cell phone in the subway and train. If someone calls you, you are allowed to answer and say that you are not able to talk. If you travel long distances, there are specially marked places on the train where you are allowed to talk on your cell phone.

12. The famous Sushi dish should not be prepared by a woman, because a man’s hands are warmer than a woman’s and this can supposedly affect the taste of the fish ultimately.

13. In Japan, you can rarely find watermelons of a classic shape. Namely, their watermelons are cubic, they are grown in a special way for the watermelon to develop into a cube. They justify this by easier stacking and transport to stores across the country.

14. It is very important which blood group you are and they pay a lot of attention to it and this information must be stated in the CV when submitting a job application. Even the condoms they buy have a blood type label for consumers. If, by any chance, there is no condom in the store with a certain blood group of a man, he will go to another store. By the end of writing this article, I had not been able to find information on the difference between condoms with different blood types.

15. Most Japanese who are "trimmed to zero" actually apologize to someone. Haircut is one form of excuse for them.

16. Literacy in Japan is almost 100%.

Japan seems to be a really special country and their devotion to tradition combined with modern technology is really stunning

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Interesting facts about Japan Dancing until late at night, until 2015, was banned in Japan.

More than 50,000 people over the age of 100 live in Japan.

Japanese trains are one of the most accurate in the world, and the average delay is only 18 seconds.

It is believed that in today’s Japan there are more pets than children.

In this country, it is possible to hire a handsome man and watch sad movies with him while he wipes away your tears

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3 months ago

Well done to the Japanese, I would like us to live like them, but also to work and have a night like them.

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3 months ago

very quality post and neat every cast

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3 months ago

The Japanese are a really special people, I like that you published an article like this

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3 months ago

The land of blossoming cherries Japan is an island country of the rising sun, where the fundamental principle of the good life is: less is more. Let the Buddhist serenity overwhelm you as we read the haiku, listen to stories of the wisdom of the samurai warrior spirit, and whisper about the strict rules of conduct for sensual geishas. In the land of blossoming cherries, we also indulge in the charm of modern millions of cities, overflowing with technological redundancies and hardworking workers. Treat yourself to sushi after a judo workout and fall asleep on solid ground.

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3 months ago

Interesting facts about the Japanese ..for some I knew, for some I have now learned from this article. I ask myself sometimes: ... "are these Japanese really that perfect and sensitive nation or simply crazy". I heard that the Japanese have a masturbation stand on the streets, for us it is sick but for them it is quite a normal thing. To me they are so cool and so crazy at the same time.

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3 months ago

Definitely the best article I've read in last couple of weeks! Congratulation! Also, i need to say that heard for some of this things mentioned in this article, but 70% actually didn't know.

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3 months ago

For 80 years, Serbia and Japan have been on the same length in terms of economy, education, environmental protection. Now you see where they are, where we are. Our children are tormented with stupid lessons, not to mention cleanliness in cities and public institutions. .

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3 months ago

this is really cool. I am 1. super happy and impressed about garbage can apps, and 2. love the talking on the cell phone on a train rule

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3 months ago

I learned a lot dear thanks for shreing

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3 months ago

Japanese culture is something amazing. Their progress as a nation is something indescribable.

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3 months ago

very interesting, there are no illiterates and they carry ashtrays with them. I love that people.

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3 months ago

Well, in a beautiful country, they could have trash cans, where they can throw cigarette butts ...

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3 months ago

Japanese boys and girls are so interneting. Becouse they are similar to each other. It's hard to recognise. All of them are looks like twins. Most interesting thing is, you can't imagine their age

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3 months ago

Every country has something interesting and so does Janan.

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