35 Fun Facts and Trivia about Japan

35 Fun Facts and Trivia about Japan

Do you know? japan is known as “Nihon” in Japanese or that Japan is the world leader in robotics, if not, then you’re about to learn some amazing fun facts of Japan.

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Some Quick and Basic Facts about Japan for kids

Official NameJapan
Official LanguageJapanese
Form of GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy with Parliamentary Government

Flag of Japan

Japan Flag

Map of Japan

Japan in World map

Currency of Japan

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These are some Interesting Facts about Japan.

#1. In Their traditional language, the name “Japan” translates to “Nihon” or Nippon” which means “Land of the rising sun” because once it was believed that Japan was the first country to see the sunrise in the east.

#2. Life expectancy is much higher in Japan than in the U.S. It is said that Japanese live on average 4 years longer than any American with men living to an average of 81 years old and women to 88 years old.

#3. Japan consists of 6,852 Islands and some well known Islands are Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku, and Okinawa.

#4. Cherry Blossoms are the national flower of Japan and also one of the prettiest flowers found in nature.

#5. The birth rate is so low in Japan that there are more adult diapers sold than baby diapers every year.

#6. There is a place known as “suicide forest” in Japan called Aokigahara forest situated at the base of Mount Fuji, it is the second most popular place to commit suicide, 1st is Golden gate bridge of San Francisco.

#7. Japan has the second-lowest homicide rate in the world after Singapore which is known to be the safest country in the world.

#8. In terms of fashion and looks, Japan has their own trend going. In Japan, Yaeba or crooked teeth are considered attractive and people are going to dentists to have their teeth purposely unstraightened.

#9. Famous Haiku poetry was invented in Japan and consists of only three lines and also is the world’s shortest poetic form.

#10. The world’s busiest train station is Shinjuku station located in Tokyo also Tokyo’s main train station. Over 2 million passengers pass through it every day.

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