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12 Unbelievable Facts About Japan

Japan is a sovereign island nation situated in Eastern Asia. Only 11% of the land in Japan is suitable for agricultural use. Japan also suffers the maximum number of earthquakes than any other nation. Most of the land area of Japan is hilly and mountainous. Still, Japan is one of the most advanced and developed nations worldwide. Today, at FactWish, we’ll discuss some less known unbelievable facts about this nation. Let’s get started.

1. More than 50,000 people in Japan are over 100 years old.

More than 50,000 people in Japan are over 100 years old

2. Japan is a combination of 6,852 islands. However, there are 4 main islands namely Hokkaido, Honshu (largest), Shikoku, and Kyushu considered as mainland of Japan.

Japan is a combination of 6,852 islands

3. Japanese trains are one of the most punctual trains in the world. The average delay time of trains is less than 10 seconds.

Japanese trains are one of the most punctual trains in the world

4. More than 90% phones in Japan are waterproof as youngsters are so addicted to phones, that they even use them having shower.

More than 90% phones in Japan are waterproof

5. Japan has the maximum number of vending machines that provide:

  • Bananas
  • Cigarrettes
  • Hamburgers
  • Soups & Energy Drinks
  • Coffee/tea
  • Soft drinks and much more.

Japan has the maximum number of vending machines

6. In Japan, sleeping in work hours is acceptable, since it is viewed as symbol of exhaustion after working hard.

Sleeping in work hours is acceptable in Japan

7. There are 110 active volcanoes in Japan of world’s 1500 active volcanoes.

There are 110 active volcanoes in Japan of world's 1500 active volcanoes

8. If someone commit suicide in Japan by jumping in front of train, then the family of the deceased will have to pay the disruption charge on account of disruption in railway routine.

On committing suicide, family of the deceased will have to pay the disruption charge

9. You can say “Sorry” in more than 20 ways in Japanese language.

You can say "Sorry" in more than 20 ways in Japanese language

10. The average life expectancy in Japan is 83.7 years, being highest in the world.

The average life expectancy in Japan is 83.7 years, being highest in the world

11. Giving a Tip in Japan is a sign of disrespect to the server. Tipping is considered rude there.

Giving a Tip in Japan is a sign of disrespect to the server

12. Japan is among the 4 modern countries (Japan, Korea, Thailand and Liberia) which were never colonized by Europe.

Japan was never colonized by Europe

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