11 Weird Facts About Japan That Are A Must-Know

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11 Weird Facts About Japan That Are A Must-Know
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Japan is a country known for its cleanliness, the punctuality and a lot of other good reasons. There are strong principles and rules to be followed when you are in the country. It is more of a strict nation that takes care of its citizens but also forces rules on them to live the particular way.

There is discipline, there is respect, there is care. It is safe, beautiful, clean, has great food and is rich in culture and heritage. Here are some particular peccadillos that you must keep in mind before you visit the country. Due to the increase in tourism in the country, it is trying its best to maintain its culture and heritage with strong rules and their execution.

Read on to know the weird facts and things that must be noted. Better be informed rather than sorry. So, here are some of the facts that will surely be handy for you. 

#1. Refrain from hugging or kissing in public in Japan.

#1. Refrain from hugging or kissing in public in Japan.

These acts are smirked upon by the Japanese.

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#2. In Japan, do not eat or drink while walking. 

#2. In Japan, do not eat or drink while walking. 
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They love to stay organised.

#3. Learn the importance and purpose of slippers before visiting the country.

#3. Learn the importance and purpose of slippers before visiting the country.
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Being a very clean country, there are strict rules it abides by. Do not wear outside shoes to someone's house and do not wear house slippers into the washrooms. There will be separate slippers for both the purposes.

#4. Do not point fingers at anyone.

#4. Do not point fingers at anyone.
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Pointing with one finger is considered darn rude. So, if you want to gesture towards something, use your complete palm and all fingers.

#5. You're not supposed to freak out in public.

#5. You're not supposed to freak out in public.
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If things are not fine and you are freaking out in public, there are chances that you might be ignored or even dismissed. Refrain from yelling and screaming in public.

#6. The meaning of the way chopsticks are placed. 

#6. The meaning of the way chopsticks are placed. 
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There are two ways of placing chopsticks. Point them east to west when you rest your chopsticks on your bowl and they are placed west to east during funeral rites.

#7. Yukata robe

#7. Yukata robe
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They must always be worn left flap over the right one, because the other way, dead are dressed in Japan. So, guys, beware!

#8. It might be difficult for you to find a trash can in Japan in public places.

#8. It might be difficult for you to find a trash can in Japan in public places.
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Moreover, there is no littering here and there, too. So, it is better to carry your own plastic sack for the trash.

#9. Time is of utmost importance in the country.

#9. Time is of utmost importance in the country.
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Let me tell you, Japanese are offended by late comers and just don't like to deal with them. So, better be punctual. 

#10. Do not ever waste rice in Japan. 

#10. Do not ever waste rice in Japan. 
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If you have asked for it in a meal, then you have to finish it. Or either don't ask for it. 

Japanese do not prefer tattoos. 

Japanese do not prefer tattoos. 
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They are considered to be signs of Japanese mafias. Beware, folks.

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