12 Amazing Facts about Japan

Do you know, Samurai were the ancient warriors of Japan, well known for their great fighting skills as a swordsman. They were experts in using weapons like the Katana, a sharp sword with a slight curve to it.

Japanese engineers are known for producing a range of human-like robots such as ASIMO making japan a world leader in robotics and its technology.

Some of the most well-known and innovative companies in different technological fields are from japan. Some of the leading companies are Toyota, Honda, Sony, Nintendo, Canon, Panasonic, Toshiba, and Sharp known for their quality product and robust manufacturing processes.

Japan is well known for different forms of martial arts such as Karate, Judo, Sumo, Ninjutsu, Kendo, Jujutsu, and Aikido in the world

The national sport of Japan is Sumo but the most popular spectator sport is baseball making it one of the best teams in baseball sporting events.

Japanese people are well known for their hygiene and cleanliness. Due to which it is hard to find any janitors in the streets in Japan.

Do you know around 98.5% of Japan’s population is Japanese? This is due to their extremely hard visas and the cultural mentality which makes it difficult for migrants to stay in Japan.

Japan is known for its longevity. Around 25% of Japan’s total population is above the age of 65 years.

In Japan, it is allowed to sleep at work. It has been found in research that a half or more hour sleep during the day can increase your efficiency in work and hence result in an increase in productivity and accountability.

Japan is the last country after many old empires and kingdoms like Spain, England, Sweden became republics or constitutional monarchies that have empire status.

Do you know Japan has a Cat Islands called “The Island of Aoshima”, which is located in the Ehime prefecture, which is inhabited by the furry felines?

The Japanese language contains many untranslatable words. For example, “komorebi” which means “sunshine filtering through leaves”.The strongest curses in the Japanese language are “fool” and “idiot.”Another interesting thing about the Japanese language is slang. For example, “gaijin” means foreigner, “baka” means fool, and “baka-gaijin” is American in slang.

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