The most unusual and strange facts about Japan that will astound you

When you read about these unusual facts about Japan, you’ll understand what a weird city it really is. Japan is all about work and more work. Life is fast and brutal and it isn’t easy to get by. Progress industry and development has made Japan one of the biggest examples of work culture but it certainly dos take a toll on its people.

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1 A Nap Break

A day for every Japanese starts early in the morning and it ends quite late at night. This is why a snooze is part of a job where you may get time to take a break for a nap.

 A Nap Break

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2 Japanese Live a Long Life

As per Government statistics, there are approximately 50,000 centenarians in Japan. USA is the only other country that has more people living beyond a 100 than Japan.

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3 Japan’s Exam Policy

Now this is what makes it worthwhile being Japanese. The country recognizes a child’s right to live and learn about life rather than being burdened by a 5 kg school bag and exams.

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4 Japan Is Home To the Oldest Hotel

The world’s oldest hotel is located in Japan. It was built in the prefecture of Japan’s Yamanashi prefecture in 705 AD. The ownership of the hotel has been handed down for 52 generations.

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5 The Pacific Ring of Fire

Japan is known as the pacific ring of fire because of the innumerous active volcanoes across the country. Japan is home to 100 active volcanoes.

Pacific Ring of Fire

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6 Japanese Cops Love Paintball

As weird as it seems, Japanese cops use a more sophisticated and larger version of paintball to catch criminals as it enhances the chances of making an arrest.

Japanese Cops Love Paintball

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7 Capsules as Accommodation

By far the most unusual fact about Japan is the concept of capsule hotels is a big thing in Japan meant for working men who don’t have time to go home. Known as capsule hotels, they possess features like WI-FI, mirrors, alarm clocks a TV and all modern amenities. There is also a common bathroom with individual locker facilities.

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8 Japanese love Kit Kat

In Japan you can get a hundred flavors of Kit Kat. If you’re a kit kat fan, Japan is the perfect place for you.

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9 Black cats

One unusual fact about Japan is that black cats are regarded as good luck omens. In fact the top 4 blogs in Japan are about cats.

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10 Earthquake Country

Almost 1500 earthquakes strike Japan every year.

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