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21 Facts And Figures About Japan That'll Make You Cringe

The world is a big, big place wherein billions of people live at millions of different locations. So many nations, so many cities, some doing better than the others, some not very much. But when we talk about the developed countries on the face of Earth, Japan's name automatically comes to our minds. With a literacy rate of almost 100%, life expectancy so high, cleanliness on its peak, trains not delaying more than 18 seconds, unemployment of only 4%, what more can you ask for?Well, after the tragic bomb blasts on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, who knew Japan would cope so quickly after the immense loss and destruction, effects of which were shown in later generations as well. And not just cope, beat other countries and come at the top in all that it does, it's commendable! Well, here are 22 interesting facts about Japan that'll want you to live in it right away! 

1. Age 

Japan has more than 50,000 people that are over 100 years old! 

2. Islands 

Japan has of over 6,800 islands. 

3. Trains 

The average delay of a Japanese train is just 18 seconds. 

4. Pets v/s Children 

There are more pets than children in Japan. 

5. Diapers

More adult diapers are sold in Japan than diapers for babies. 

6. Adoption 

98% of all adoptions are by male men.

7.  Wending machines 

There are over 5 million vending machines in the country. 

8. Sleeping on job 

In Japan, sleeping on the job is acceptable. It is considered as that you are working really hard and slept because of that. 

9. Mountains and volcanoes

70% of Japan’s surface is covered in the mountains, with over 200 volcanoes. Isn't that a risky terrain to live on?

10. Literacy rate 

Japan’s literacy rate is almost 100%, no wonder the nation is progressing so fast. 

11. Earthquakes 

There are approximately 1,500 earthquakes yearly in Japan!

12. Rice

Rice is eaten in every meal in Japan!

13. Lifespan

Japanese people live an average of four years longer than Americans. 

14. Nobel Laureates 

Japan has produced 18 Nobel Prize winners, kudos!

15. No immigrants 

The Japanese population is 98% Japanese; there are almost no immigrants.

16. Unemployment

Japan’s unemployment rate is less than 4%. 

17. Stations 

At Japanese train stations, there are staff workers whose job is to help shove passengers inside the train, as they are so crowded. 

18. ‘Yaeba’

‘Yaeba’, crooked teeth, is considered attractive; so much so that girls go to the dentist to get their teeth un-straightened. 

19. Suicide spot 

The Aokigahara forest at the base of Mount Fuji is a traditional suicide spot.

20. Competitions 

Every year in Japan men compete to get the title of “fastest shirt ironer”. 

21. Slurping 

Slurping when eating noodles is polite and indicates that the food is delicious. 

22. Hairstyles 

They are weird, they make hairstyles with beetles instead of hair pins. Bizarre. That's all, mates. You can reach out to me on drishti@wittyfeed.com. Stay tuned!