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!
Japan has more than 50,000 people that are over 100 years old!
Japan has of over 6,800 islands.
The average delay of a Japanese train is just 18 seconds.
There are more pets than children in Japan.
More adult diapers are sold in Japan than diapers for babies.
98% of all adoptions are by male men.
There are over 5 million vending machines in the country.
In Japan, sleeping on the job is acceptable. It is considered as that you are working really hard and slept because of that.
70% of Japan's surface is covered in the mountains, with over 200 volcanoes. Isn't that a risky terrain to live on?
Japan's literacy rate is almost 100%, no wonder the nation is progressing so fast.
There are approximately 1,500 earthquakes yearly in Japan!
Rice is eaten in every meal in Japan!
Japanese people live an average of four years longer than Americans.
Japan has produced 18 Nobel Prize winners, kudos!
The Japanese population is 98% Japanese; there are almost no immigrants.
Japan's unemployment rate is less than 4%.
At Japanese train stations, there are staff workers whose job is to help shove passengers inside the train, as they are so crowded.
'Yaeba', crooked teeth, is considered attractive; so much so that girls go to the dentist to get their teeth un-straightened.
The Aokigahara forest at the base of Mount Fuji is a traditional suicide spot.
Every year in Japan men compete to get the title of "fastest shirt ironer".
Slurping when eating noodles is polite and indicates that the food is delicious.
They are weird, they make hairstyles with beetles instead of hair pins. Bizarre.
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