Capital : Tokyo
Language : Japanese
Currency : Yen
Population : 126 693 000
Area : 377 930 km2
1. The hentai series called “Kamen” began a bizarre fashion of wearing panties.
2. When we answer the phone in Japan we say “moshi, moshi”.
3. 6.2% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.
4. Over 91,377,000 motor vehicles are registered in this country (720 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).
5. The fairy tale about the adventures of Misia Uszatka is very popular in Japan.
6. In the Japanese subway during rush hour there are people helping to get on the train. You can count on the help of metro workers, when operating ticket vending machines, and when determining the station where you should get off.
7. Taxi drivers wear white gloves.
8. Sweets are made even in the shape of fish.
9. In almost every Japanese restaurant on the menu there are photos of dishes with a description only in Japanese.
10. In the arcade, slot machines pay out wins in small metal balls, not in coins or with a printed voucher.
11. Hayao Miyazaki, called Japanese Disney in 2003, was the first to receive an Oscar for the anime film “Spirited Away: In the land of Gods”.
12. The national top-level domain is .jp . There are over 1,325,200 websites with this extension.
13. The most popular pages with the extension .jp are: yahoo.co.jp, google.co.jp and amazon.co.jp.
14. The trains are extremely punctual. During the year, the total length of delays shall not exceed 36 seconds.
15. The cultural center of Japan is the former capital of Kyoto.
16. Kyoto is the only place in the world where traditional geishas are educated.
17. Annually, over 24 billion disposable chopsticks are consumed.
18. In Japan, umbrellas were invented, the pattern of which can be seen only when they are wet.
19. 400,000 fishing boats catch over 12 billion tonnes of fish annually.
20. In Japan, surgical masks are worn in order not to infect others in the event of illness.
21. Japanese scientists from spider threads made violin strings, which allowed for a much softer and deeper sound compared to traditional instruments.
22. In this country there are over 1 215 000 km of paved roads including over 8 050 km of express roads (1.89% of all roads in the world).
23. The country has 175 airports, 142 of the paved surface.
24. In this country there are more than 27 182 km of railway tracks.
25. There are subway lines in 10 Japanese cities.
26. Islam is illegal in Japan.
27. Japan does not have an embassy in any Islamic country.
28. Islamic countries do not have embassies in Japan.
29. In Japan, an Islamist may stay for a maximum of 12 days.
30. The Olympic Games in Tokyo are to be the first large event broadcast in 8K technology.
31. Despite the cold winters, many Japanese homes still do not have central heating.
32. Animated Japanese movies and TV shows account for 60% of global animation-based entertainment.
33. The files of vandalism are unique.
34. The Japanese make snowmen from two large balls.
35. Left-hand traffic applies in Japan.
36. There is at least one vending machine on each street corner.
37. Most Japanese don’t have computers at home, just use modern phones.
38. Many toilets have heated toilet seats, and you can also wash and dry.
39. Lucky numbers are: 3, 5, 7. Unlucky are: 4, 9.
40. All Japanese cars on the local market have speed limits set at 180 km / h.
41. There are many 24/7 shops where you can buy almost anything.
42. Typical Japanese homes are small and cold.
43. In Japan, fashion comes and goes very quickly.
44. Most young Japanese say they want to live abroad and don’t want to be Japanese anymore.
45. In most Japanese cities, all pubs are in one place.
46. In Japan, there are melons worth up to 10,000 euros, these are yubari melons.
47. In Japan, you can buy not only square watermelons, but also heart-shaped ones. Hiroichi Kimura is breeding.
48. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 15 Mb / s, and the maximum 78.4 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).
49. Each restaurant or pub has a site behind which plastic models of proposed dishes are placed.
50. In restaurants, portions of dishes are very small, it’s hard to eat.
51. Fat people are not welcome, except for sumo players.
52. The composition and nutritional value is written on each production, even on pastry cakes.
53. You can go barefoot to the temples and fitting rooms in the shops.
54. Chinese soup was invented by the Japanese – Momofuku Ando.
55. The X-Seed 4000, modeled on Mount Fuji, would be 224 meters taller than it.
56. In Japanese culture, it is popular to write “death poems” by expressing the quintessence of your life through poetry before you die.
57. The Shinjuku railway station serves over one billion passengers a year.
58. Political system – parliamentary monarchy, cabinet and parliamentary system.
59. A robot was created in Tokyo that you can’t win at “paper, stone, scissors”.
60. In Japan, in many restaurants you can order raw horse meat called “sakura”.
61. In Japan, there is a belief that it is hidden.
62. In this country, fish and rice are mainly consumed.
63. Some farmers can grow square watermelons.
64. From the machine you can buy batteries, beer, wine, condoms, cigarettes, newspapers, comics, hot dogs, light bulbs and women’s underwear.
65. The Emperor of Japan cannot eat Fugu fish
Geography in Japan
1. The lowest situated place in the country is the Hachirō-gata lake – 4 m.p.p.
2. A high-speed road passes through a 16-story office building in Osaka.
3. It is an island country, no land borders. It borders China, South Korea and Russia across territorial waters.
4. The highest peak is the active volcano.
5. Marijuana grows in many places in the Japanese mountains.
6. In the city of Imari, the Wedding Palace was “deluded” reminiscent of the main railway station in Gdańsk.
7. The country is 1.2 times larger than Poland.
8. The highest peak is Mount Fuji 3776 m above sea level.
9. The longest river is Shinano, 367 km.
10. There are 45610 km2 of agricultural land in Japan (13% of the country).
11. The highest situated city in the country is Fujikawaguchiko.
12. 248648 km2 of the country is covered by forests (68.2%)
13. A Buddhist temple complex in Kyoto, Japan, located above the city, on the forested slopes of Mount Otowa, has played an important role in Japanese history for the last 1,000 years. The team’s buildings were repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. Today they are one of the most important cultural heritage objects in Asia.
14. Japan is an archipelago with more than 3,000 islands. The four main ones are: Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku and Hokkaido. These islands constitute as much as 97% of the total land area of Japan.
15. There is a mountain called “E” in Hokkaido.
241. The nearest capital in a straight line from Tokyo is Seoul (South Korea) – 1158 km.
242. The furthest capital in a straight line from Tokyo is Montevideo (Uruguay) – 18566 km.
Finance in Japan
1. The minimum wage varies from 693 yen (around 22.2 zlotys) to 910 yen (around 29.2 zlotys) per hour depending on the industry (data from 2015).
2. The amount of income tax in Japan is 38.01%.
3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 55.95%, and for companies 30.86% (2018).
4. The tax on goods and services is 8% (2018).
5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 0.7%.
6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 4 881 910 000 000 (20 894 574 800 000 PLN),
– in 2018 it is $ 4,872,000,000,000 (PLN 20,852,160,000,000).
7. Internal debt at the beginning …
– 2015 of the year was 230% of GDP, i.e. around: $ 11 228 393 000 000 (PLN 48 057 522 040 000),
– 2018 year was 253% GDP, i.e. around: $ 12 326 160,000,000 (52 755 964 800 000 PLN). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give around $ 97,148 (PLN 415,794).
8. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
– 2014 was around: $ 5 180,000,000,000 ,
– 2018 year is around: $ 3,716,000,000,000 .
9. Japan is the second largest economy in the world after the United States.
10. This country has 2018 over year $1 256 300 000 000 foreign exchange reserves (10.53% of reserves currency in all countries of the world).
11. Japan has 765200 kg of gold reserves (2018).
Law in Japan
1. Built-up speed allowed is 40 km / h.
2. Outside built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road varies from 50 to 80 km / h, and on highways from 80 to 100 km / h.
3. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.3 per mille.
4. In this country there is left-hand traffic.
5. Men and women can retire at the age of 60-65.
6. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 55.95%, and for companies 30.86% (2018).
7. The tax on goods and services is 8% (2018).
8. In this country you can vote from the age of 20.
9. In Japan, adulthood is reached at the age of 20.
10. There is a speed limit of 80 km / h on motorways, but everyone drives 120 km / h.
11. It is the only country in the world where mafias operate openly. They have official offices, decorated with a gang emblem. They keep order in their regions. They follow the samurai codes.
12. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 20.
13. In this country, a person of 12 years of age is subject to criminal liability.
14. In this country, you can buy cigarettes from the age of 20.
15. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 23 days.
16. In 2016, death penalty was imposed on three people.
Education in Japan
1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.
2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.
3. The average IQ level is 105.
4. In Japan, from an early age, children in schools are taught correct behavior in the event of an earthquake.
5. The school year begins in April.
6. There are no ratings for the first three years of education in Japanese schools. The main emphasis is on developing character and good manners.
7. In this country there is 1% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 1,268,800 people).
8. In Japanese schools there are 3 semesters: 1) April – July, 2) September – December – Christmas break – 3) January – March.
9. Holidays last 40 days.
Work in Japan
1. The Japanese constitution allows employees to take a short nap during working hours.
2. The minimum wage varies from 693 yen (around 22.2 zlotys) to 910 yen (around 29.2 zlotys) per hour depending on the industry (data from 2015).
3. The amount of income tax in Japan is 38.01%.
4. Men and women can retire at the age of 60-65.
5. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 2.4% .
6. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 548 170 ¥.
7. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 55.95%, and for companies 30.86% (2018).
8. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 2.4% .
9. The Japanese are workaholics. They can work 18 hours a day, without lunch, and then go to a bar for a beer and after only 2 hours of sleep, go back to work.
10. They consider 4 days off work as holidays.
11. About 30,000 Japanese die annually due to overwork.
12. Among office workers there are so-called “window workers” and “window frames”. The first are people before retirement, who due to their age, have the right to look in the window and disperse for a moment. Those others, however, are far away from the windows.
13. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 23 days.
14. The work week is 40 hours.
Best in Japan
1. The highest building in Japan is Abeno Harukas in Osaka, 300 meters high (60 floors). It was built in 2014.
2. The highest building in the country is Tokyo Skytree in Tokyo with a height of 634 meters. Established in 2012.
3. The lowest situated place in the country is the Hachirō-gata lake – 4 m.p.p.
4. The most popular surnames in Japan are Sato and Suzuki.
5. In 2003, the train speed record was set – 581 km / h.
6. In Awazu Onsen near Komatsu, there is the oldest in the world, still operating hotel founded in 717. It has been owned by the Hoshi family for 46 generations.
7. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.
8. The Tsukiji market in Tokyo is the world’s largest fish market.
9. Japanese food is considered the most nutritious and healthy in the world.
10. The crime rate in Japan is one of the lowest in the world.
11. The highest peak is the active volcano.
12. The Japanese produce excellent documentaries. They have the best cameramen in the world.
13. There are more pets in Japan than children.
14. The X-Seed 4000 is the tallest building ever designed. The facility was to be 4 km high (800 floors) and could accommodate up to a million inhabitants. The width at the base would be 6km. The cost of the investment is estimated at around $ 600 billion.
15. The highest peak is Mount Fuji 3776 m above sea level.
16. The longest river is Shinano, 367 km.
17. The highest situated city in the country is Fujikawaguchiko.
18. The NTT DoCoMo Yoyogi Building in Tokyo has the second highest clock in the world.
19. The country produces the most cars in the world. The most well-known brands are: Toyota, Mazda, Daihatsu, Honda and Suzuki.
20. The lowest temperature: -41 °C was measured in Asahikawa.
21. The highest temperature: 41 °C was measured in Shimanto.
22. February 14, 1927 at Mt. Ibuki measured the largest snow embankment with a height of 11.82 m.
23. Japanese Kazuhiro Watanabe for 15 years did not cut hair to be able to put the world’s largest mohawk. It was over 1.3 meters high.
Army in Japan
1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
– 2015 year – 10 place,
– 2018 > year – 8 place.
2. Number of soldiers:
– 2014 year – 250,000 professional and 55,000 reservists,
– 2018 year – 247 157 professional and 63 300 reservists.
3. Number of equipment:
– 2014 year – 760 tanks, 3000 > armored vehicles, 1600 jet aircraft and 670 helicopters,
– 2018 year – 679 tanks, 3175 armored vehicles, 1510 jet aircraft and 622 helicopters.
4. Army spending:
– 2014 year – $ 49,000,000,000 (PLN 209 720,000,000),
– 2018 year – $ 44,000,000,000 (PLN 188 320,000,000).
5. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 395 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style = "color: green;"> 394 ships.
Society in Japan
1. Twenty-four Japanese have accumulated assets of more than a billion US dollars.
2. In Japan, on average, an adult consumes about 7.2 liters of pure alcohol a year.
3. The most drinks are spirits – 52%, then beer – 19%, wines – 4%, and other alcoholic beverages – 25%.
4. In 2013, 5,679 people lost their lives due to traffic accidents.
5. Men and women can retire at the age of 60-65.
6. The average IQ level is 105.
7. Currently, about 95% of Japanese bodies are cremated after death.
8. Adults read manga comics as often as children, 90% of society buys them every day.
9. The Japanese are workaholics. They can work 18 hours a day, without lunch, and then go to a bar for a beer and after only 2 hours of sleep, go back to work.
10. 80% of Japanese women are nervous with laughter.
11. The Japanese can not say “I love you” straight in the face because they are very shy.
12. The Japanese are usually physically strong, but you can not see them.
13. Most Japanese people can sing and draw perfectly.
14. The Japanese are obsessed with insects. Collecting and collecting them is even a national sport.
15. It is the oldest population in the world. 23% of Japanese people are over 65 years old.
16. The Japanese are extremely calm. Even after great tragedies such as earthquakes, they wait calmly in queues for help.
17. Nobody steals, they have such a mentality that the person caught on the crime “burned” to be out of shame.
18. In this country, women having their first child on average 30.3 years old.
19. On average, a woman gives birth to 1.4 children.
20. In this country, over 114 963 000 (2015) 118 626 672 (2018) people have access to internet (around 94% of the population).
21. About 25,000,000 (2015) 71,000,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.
22. The population density is 336.3 people / km2.
23. The main religion is Buddhism, shinto.
25. 24 Japanese citizens received the Nobel Prize.
26. In Japan, according to statistics, an average of one person reads 35 minutes a day.
27. The average age people living in this country is 46.5 years old.
28. In this country there are approximately:
– 16,625,000 people (13.11%) in the age range 0-14 years.
– 76 479 000 people (60.31%) in the age range 15-64 years.
– 33 706 100 people (26.58%) over 65 years old.
29. In this country, about 1,006,000 children are born each year (0.8% of the population), and about 1,210,000 people die (1.0% of the population).
30. 6 people in 1000 possess firearms.
31. 65% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.
32. In this country the average adult person smokes 153 cigarettes a month.
33. The average life expectancy in this country is 83.7 years (women – 86.6 years and men – 80.9 years).
Symbols of Japan
1. The national alcohol is sake.
2. The national animal is a green pheasant and carp fish.
3. The national fruit is ebony cherry tree.
4. Sumo is the national sport. Baseball is also very popular.
5. The national tree is cherry.
6. Motto of the country – “Peace and Progress”.
Customs in Japan
1. One of the Japanese wisdoms says that if a person goes to rest immediately after a meal, then he will turn into a cow, elephant or pig.
2. They also believe that the first New Year’s dream is fulfilled.
3. Using red ink is a sign of something bad. Writing someone’s name to it means that this person will die. This is due to the fact that on the tombstones, information about the deceased is written in red.
4. Do not sleep with your head facing north. This is a bad omen, because in this direction corpses are laid during funerals.
5. When choosing a funeral, a cleansing ritual should be carried out, sprinkling with salt.
6. You can not hold the chopsticks vertically above the food. This is how they are placed only at funerals.
7. The appearance of the spider in the evening is perceived as a harbinger of bad luck.
8. In this country, adoption of adult men aged 20-30 is very popular. This is mainly aimed at rewriting the property and continuing the line.
9. Every adult person has their business card, which they give to everyone at every opportunity. Is given with two hands, which means showing respect.
10. There are no trash bins on the streets. What you have to take with you must be taken back home and segregated.
11. Segregation of rubbish is very detailed.
12. Everywhere is full of cartoon drawings and posters.
13. Many young girls wear pins for a few numbers too big.
14. In Japanese culture, the spirit of Ashiarai Yashiki occurs in the form of a great leg that pierces the roof of the house and tells you to wash.
15. It is considered rude to show signs of sympathy for a beloved person in public. Do not even stick with your hands.
16. Traditionally accepted by the Japanese is to have a lover, if the wife can not give birth to a child.
17. In Japan, mothers often sleep in one bed with young children, while the husband sleeps in his bed in another room.
18. Many Japanese spend Christmas at KFC.
19. It is rude to tear the paper in which the gift is packed.
20. You can smoke almost anywhere.
21. When you go to a funeral or wedding you should take a cash gift.
22. They celebrate the new year in the family group for 3 days watching TV.
23. The Japanese do not say “thank you” cashiers in supermarkets.
24. Most middle-aged couples sleep in separate beds or even in separate rooms.
25. In some areas, no matter how large the family is, all household members take a bath in the same water. Then they use it for washing.
26. In Japanese families it is perfectly normal when the adult brothers and sisters do not talk to each other.
27. Japanese women a few centuries ago could not be jealous of their husband. This was treated as an insult to a man.
28. People do not stand in chaotic clusters, even when getting on the train they are lining up in queues. There is no deduction, pushing and poking each other.
29. Women walk with their toes. This is considered very sweet.
30. Both men and women use fans.
31. The Japanese still wear kimono during festivals and various special events.
32. The tables in the houses are very low so that you can eat sitting on the ground.
33. When using the toilet, most Japanese people put on special “bathroom” slippers.
Holidays in Japan
1. They celebrate the new year in the family group for 3 days watching TV.
Sport in Japan
1. Robot fights are popular in this country.
2. Many women in Japan are hardcore football and hockey fans.
3. Sumo is the national sport. Baseball is also very popular.
History of Japan
1. Earthquake. which took place in Japan in September 1923 killed over 143 thousand people.
2. In 2010, 1,718 people died due to hot weather in Japan.
3. August 12, 1985, there was a plane crash in which killed 520 people. The plane crashed into the mountain of Takamagahara in Ueno due to explosive decompression. 4 people survived.
4. In 1893, the theater burned down in Kamla, killing 1,995 people.
5. In Kyoto, there is a mound in which noses were cut off to the Koreans during the Japanese invasion of Korea in the sixteenth century.
6. On the night of 9 to 10 March 1945, the Americans carried out the most devastating attack on Japan. 329 planes dropped over 1,600 tons of incendiary bombs on Tokyo, which destroyed over 250,000 buildings and killed about 200,000 people.
7. Japan is the only country in the world that has become a victim of nuclear weapons attacks. In 1945, the United States bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
8. Until today, Russia has not signed a peace treaty with Japan ending the Second World War.
9. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1947.
10. He joined the United Nations on December 18, 1956.
11. A Buddhist temple complex in Kyoto, Japan, located above the city, on the forested slopes of Mount Otowa, has played an important role in Japanese history for the last 1,000 years. The team’s buildings were repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. Today they are one of the most important cultural heritage objects in Asia.
12. In 1920-1922, 765 orphaned children of Polish exiles were transported from Siberia to Japan, and then they were transported to Poland. All thanks to the action of the Japanese Red Cross, which for the first time helped a foreign state.
13. Józef Piłsudzki was financially supported by Japanese intelligence
Language in Japan
1. The Beatles drummer – Ringo Starr appeared in the Japanese apple juice commercial, because his name means in Japanese in the free translation “apple juice”.
2. There are 4 different styles of writing: romaji, katakana, hiragana and kanji.
3. The green light is called “blue”.
4. In Japanese, it is considered rude to say “no” in a direct way.
5. There are no curses in Japanese. The worst thing to say is “stupid” or “idiot”.
What is the highest peak in Japan?
The highest peak in Japan is Mount Fuji (3776 m above sea level).
What is the largest river in Japan?
The largest river in Japan is Shinano, 367 km.
Which Japan has national colors?
National colors: red and white.
What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is sake.
What is the national animal?
The national animal is a green and carp fish.
What is the national sport?
National sport is sumo and baseball.
Which countries borders Japan?
It is an island country, no terrestrial borders. Territorial waters are bordered by China, South Korea and Russia.
What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age people living in this country is 46.5 years old.
What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage varies from 693 yen (around 22.2 zlotys) to 910 yen (around 29.2 zlotys) per hour depending on the industry (data from 2015).
What is the population density in Japan?
The population density is 348 people per km2.
What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Peace and Progress”.
What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 41 ° C was measured in Shimanto.
What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -41 ° C was measured in Asahikawa.
With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 20.