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Interesting Facts about Japan that you may not know earlier

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It is a country about which we already know but very less people know the interesting facts about Japan.

It is an island country in East Asia. Japan is famous for its natural sights, technology, politeness, punctuality, anime, foods like ramen and sushi.

Facts about Japan

Japanese lives longest

Japanese has a higher life expectancy because they have a lesser death rate due to heart disease and cancer.

The low rate of death rate is due to less obesity, low consumption of red meat, and high consumption of organic foods.

Due to there being less obesity in Japanese people they have less chance of heart disease and cancer.

It is their lifestyle that makes their life healthy and long-living.

Japan is mountainous and has islands

Japan’s approx 3/4th area is mountainous and Mount Fuji is the largest mount in Japan.

Mount Fuji’s height is 3776m and it is volcanic(last erupted 1707).

Most of the mountains in Japan like the Japan Alps were uplifted during the collision of the Pacific Ocean crust and continental crust of Asia.

Japan has a total of 6852 islands including the main islands Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Honshu, Okinawa, etc.

Earthquake Zone

Japan is an earthquake-prone area due to its position along the pacific ring of fire.

It lies between three tectonic plates Eurasian, Philippine, and North American.

The country has witnessed many historical earthquakes where a lot of people died. The great Kanto earthquake, southern Hyogo earthquake, great east Japan earthquake, etc. are examples of earthquakes in Japan.

Vending Machine to sell everything

In Japan vending machines can be seen at marketplaces to sell goods. It has the most vending machines in the world.

According to a report, Japan has one vending machine for 30 persons.

Power naps on the job

The power nap or sleeping on duty is called inemuri in Japan. In Japan sleeping on duty is common and socially accepted.

There is a trend in Japanese office culture to reserve a nap room for a 30-minute break. They believed that it can enhance the performance of the person.

Shoes not allowed in homes

Japanese take off their shoes outside the house to maintain the cleanness in it.

They used tatami mats to sit while eating meals and use futons for sleeping. Japanese are very grounded people and they are very close to the ground during their day-to-day activities that’s why they remove shoes out of their houses.

Facts about Japan
Facts about Japan
Vinay Garg
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