10 Interesting Facts About Japan Which We Never Knew

Blog By Helma  |  23-07-18

Japan Is Known For It's Fastest Technology There Are Some Interesting Facts About Japan Which We Never Knew

Festival of Steel Phallus

Festival of Steel Phallus

We have known many countries celebrating different festivals but this one surely took us by surprise. Each spring, Japan has a festival that celebrates both the reproductive organs of males and females called Kanamara Matsuri, or “Festival of the Steel Phallus


17 million ton of fish

17 million ton of fish

The Japanese consume more fish than any other people in the world, around 17 million tons per year. Japan is the world’s largest importer of seafood, with shrimp comprising about one third of the total, about four million tons a year. More than 20% of Japanese protein is obtained through fish and fish products.


Health Engineer in demand

Health Engineer in demand

In Japan all the niche professionals are paid extremely well. A Japanese hygiene worker is known as ‘health engineer’ and is obliged to take written as well as oral tests; they can even draw salary of up to USD 8000 per month.


World famous Sushi

World famous Sushi

Sushi has been around since about the second century A.D. It started as a way to preserve fish in China and eventually made its way to Japan. The method of eating raw fish and rice began in the early 17th century. Sushi does not mean raw fish in Japanese. It actually means rice seasoned with vinegar, sugar, and salt. Raw fish sliced and served alone without rice is called sashimi


Cleanliness in school

Cleanliness in school

Japanese kids clean their schools daily for 15 minutes with their teachers, to show them the importance of cleanliness and leading a humble life.


5.5 million vending machines

5.5 million vending machines

They have vending machines for everything be it beer, hot and cold canned coffee, cigarettes, wine, condoms, comic books, hot dogs, light bulbs, bags of rice, toilet paper, umbrellas, fish bait, fresh eggs, porn magazines, and even used women’s underwear. Japan has around 5.5 million vending machines with one on almost every street corner. There are vending machines that sell


Shortest escalator

Shortest escalator

The world’s shortest escalator is in the basement of More’s department store in Kawasaki, Japan; it has only 5 steps and is 32.8 inches (83.3 cm) high.


Busiest train station

Busiest train station

Shinjuku station, Tokyo’s main train station, is the busiest in the world with over 2 million people passing through it every day.


They bow instead of shaking hands

They bow instead of shaking hands

When Japanese people meet, they traditionally bow instead of shake hands, and the lowest bow shows the deepest respect. We appreciate their respect towards their culture.


Kitto Katsu

Kitto Katsu

In Japan, Kit Kat candy bars comes in many flavors like grilled corn, Camembert cheese, Earl Gray tea, grape, and wasabi. The Japanese pronounce Kit Kat like “Kitto Katsu,” which sounds like “You are sure to pass” in Japanese, and so they make a popular gift to students during entrance exam season








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