Here are ten interesting facts about Japan
1) You can find almost any thing in a vending machine
Japan is know for having the most vending machines in the world per square mile. Literally everywhere you go in Tokyo there is a vending machine for something. There are vending machines for umbrellas, balloons, eggs, even pet beetles. At least if you are in a hurry you don’t have to worry about not finding what you want to buy.
2) Life expectancy is 10 years longer than most countries
Japan is known for having the longest life expectancy rate the average life expectancy for both males and females is 82 years old, that is 79 for males and 86 for females source wikipedia. The healthiest place in the world because of the long life expectancy of the people there is from one of Japan’s islands. The name of the island is Okinawa and most of it’s people are over 85 years olds, there are even quite a few people 100 years and more.
3) Scariest horror films
Japan makes some of the best horror films out there, some of Japans horror films are even in the form of anime. Many horror films that made big screen in hollywood were originally from Japan, these includes the top scariest, creepiest and the weirdest films of all time, such as Chakushin Ari 着信ア (One Missed Call), Ju-On 呪怨 The Grudge and Ringu リング The ring. Japan has made many horror films and many of them have been adapted into the western world, one thing for sure is that the Japanese original versions tend to be scarier.
4) Literacy rate is off the chart
Japan has one of the highest literacy rate, in fact did you know that Japanese students go to school on Saturdays as well. Also Japanese students tend to excel in their classes. Just to mention; the unemployment rate in Japan is less than 4%
5) They eat raw horse meat
We know Japan for eating raw fish but raw horse was something we did not know. Raw horse meat is a popular meal in Japan. Raw horse meat is even packaged for distribution. In the western world eating raw horse meat, especially raw would be considered a taboo but it’s absolutely normal in Japan. The human body can actually eat raw meat, especially if it is cleaned, and there are actually a few benefits of eating raw meat.
6) Homicide rate is low but suicide rate is up
Japan is a safe place to live; their people tend to be very discipline; they also have good law enforcement. Japan also has a good economy and family ties are strong. But strangely Japan has one of the highest suicide rate in the world. It’s a sad fact about Japan but every year at least 100 suicides are recorded and these numbers rise every year. Most of these suicides are done on Japan’s highest peek, mount Mount Fuji. At the bottom of mount Fuji is a forest called Aokigahara where most of the suicides are done.
7) There are voice acting schools, for anime actors
Anime is very popular around the globe, almost every boy child grew up on dragon ball z or yu-gi-oh among many other cartoons. Japan invest a lot into their cartoons and this includes having 130+ schools for voice actors.
8) Strange toys
Some of the corkiest toys were invented in Japan. Some toys that Japan has invented includes; a Barack Obama action figures, electronic pets and Look a like dolls. Here is a list of some of those toys.
9) Tokyo is the second most expensive city in the world
Tokyo is pretty much overpopulated, and there is a lot people on the streets of Tokyo 24 hours of the day. Japan also imports most of it’s resources including water! These two factors affect the prices of regular goods in Japan. Another factor is the high technology, Japan has a lot of technology and technological devises and these things can be very expensive.
10) Probably the most technologically advanced country in the world
Maybe they aren’t the most technologically advanced country in the world, but Japanese people are pretty tech savvy. One thing that is worth mentioning is toilet that warms your buttocks while you are sitting on it, these toilets can even tell whether or not you are healthy. Japan has invented a lot of stuff one of these things includes the first Quartz wristwatch.