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Tempura is a Japanese method of deep-frying food known worldwide. However, it originated from Portuguese recipes in the 1600s occupation of Nagasaki. The Portuguese word meaning “seasoning” is “tempero.” 1).

Japan has one of the world’s lowest crime rates

Over the most recent half-year of 2017, they set a new low in the wake of falling the earlier year underneath the 1,000,000 imprints unexpectedly since the subsequent World War. The homicide pace of 0.3 per 100,000 individuals is among the lowest on the planet, and generally a large portion of Ireland's rate. (In America, where brutal wrongdoing is ascending at its quickest movement since the 1970s, it is more than 5). Weapon passings seldom transcend 10 every year. 2)

Highest number of vending machines in the world

Japan has the most noteworthy number of vending machines per capita in the world. They assume a vital function in Japanese culture and society, and not simply in keeping individuals in large urban areas hydrated. 3)

Pinky promise

Pinky swear or pinky promise supposedly owes its name to Japan. It is said that the Japanese people believe should you break such a promise, you are obligated to cut off your pinky finger. 4)

20 words for "sorry"

In Japanese, “sorry” can be expressed using 20 different words, and the choice of the right one at a given moment depends on the situation; depending on how you are related to a person, you can express your love in five different words. 5)

Unlucky Four

Number four is the Japanese equivalent of the unlucky 13. In Japanese mythology, the number four symbolizes death, so the inhabitants of the Cherry Blossom Country try to avoid it like a fire, to the extent that they even skip it on the buttons in the elevator. It is very rare to find products packed in four. 6)

More pets than kids

There are more small animals, such as rabbits and chinchillas, in Japan than small children. 7)

Extensive manga printing

In Japan, more paper is used for manga printing than for toilet paper. 8)

The importance of slippers

In Japanese culture, an important place is occupied by slippers. They are used not only for walking around the house but also after school, at art museums, and even in restaurants. The Japanese also have a special kind of slippers which are worn on a visit to the toilet! If you ever come across a row of slippers in Japan, don't think for long, just put them on. 9)


There are many abandoned places in Japan. It is a tradition that when a site closes, everything is left in place, just like the last day it opened. Visiting such places is referred to in this country as Haikyo, and visitors are referred to as haikyowers. It should be noted that visiting abandoned sites is usually forbidden and may result in legal consequences. 10)

Nara Dreamland

One of the abandoned places is Nara Dreamland amusement park. It operated since 1961 and was closed in 2006 due to a low number of visitors. The amusement park was modeled on the American Disneyland, and the resemblance can be seen at almost every step. 11)

Pedal powered ride

Okayama's amusement park has a roller coaster powered by your own muscles! If you don't pedal, you don't ride. 12)

Gate Tower Building

In Osaka, the Gate Tower Building was built, with a highway running through the 5th, 6th, and 7th floors. Apparently, staying in the building you don't feel it at all - only when riding the elevator and not being able to stop on the indicated floors. 13)

Volcano suicide

Local authorities in Oshima decided to build a wall around the active Mihara volcano. This was due to the increasing number of people committing suicide by jumping into the volcano. 14)


Every Japanese worker is constitutionally guaranteed a short nap during work. 15)

Death penalty

Japanese courts can still impose the death penalty. It is carried out by hanging (there are seven locations around the country where it is all carried out). 16)

Nuclear attack

Japan was the only country in the world to fall victim to an attack using nuclear weapons. The attack was made on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. 17)

Daruma doll

When making a snowman in Japan, you have a slightly easier task, instead of three you only need to make two balls of snow and place one on top of the other. And the fun is over, the snowman is ready! The Japanese snowman is modeled after a bulky doll without arms and legs called Daruma. 18)


The kimono is the most popular Japanese dress. 19) a

Fake food

Sampuru is the name of the art of creating artificial food. One restaurateur came up with the idea in the early 20th century and it was immediately picked up by other entrepreneurs. 20)

Peace treaty

To this day, Russia and Japan have not signed any peace treaty ending World War II. Formally, the countries are still in conflict. 21)

japan.txt · Last modified: 2022/03/22 03:51 by aga