Facts about Japan
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Japan consists of over 6,800 islands.
21% of the Japanese population is elderly, the highest proportion in the world. Japan has more than 50,000 people who are over 100 years old.
Japan suffers 1,500 earthquakes every year
Jimmu is said to have been a direct descendant of the sun goddess Amaterasu and the storm god Susanoo.
Japan has more people aged more than 100 than any country other than the United States. It also has the world’s highest life expectancy for women.
Emperor Akihito of Japan is the world’s only living emperor.
Tokyo has the world’s largest fish market handling over 2,000 tons every day.
Human life in Japan dates back thousands of years.
The popular Japanese dish called Basashi is made of raw horse meat with onions and ginger.
The Japanese have more pets than children.
The most popular pizza topping in Japan is squid.
Japan has more than 3,000 McDonald’s restaurants, the largest number in any country outside the U.S.
More’s Department Store in Kawasaki, Japan, has the world’s shortest escalator. It has five steps.
the biggest Japanese community outside of Japan is in Brazil
On Christmas Eve in Japan it has become traditional to eat Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Tsukiji market in Tokyo is the world’s largest fish market, handling over 2,000 tons of marine products daily.
Last year, Godzilla was officially made a citizen of Japan. He is also the tourism ambassador for the Shinjuku area of Tokyo.
The Japanese have such a low birth rate that there are more adult diapers sold than baby diapers.
Ninety-eight per cent of adoptions in Japan are of adult males, done to have someone to bequeath a family business to and keep the family name.
Some of the most well-known companies in the world are Japanese such as Toyota, Honda, Sony, Nintendo, Canon, Panasonic, Toshiba, and Sharp.
Late-night dancing was illegal in Japan until 2015.
Japan and Russia still haven’t signed a peace treaty to end World War II due to a dispute over the Kuril Islands.
Japan has 5.52 million vending machines