Did You Know...
Some interesting things about Japan
which you might not have known!
アメリカのブログに 「知ってる こんな日本？」っていうのがあって
１A can of Coca-Cola costs more than one dollar US from a vending machine.
２Japanese people, in general, can't drive very well.
３Restaurants in Japan (including many fast-food places) give you moist towels or wipes before or with your meal.
④At many businesses in Japan, they offer alcohol to the employees after six pm.
⑤It is usually mandatory to give a landlord a gift of money of $1,000-$2000 when moving into his apartment building.
⑥On Respect for the Aged Day, tobacco companies will hand out free cigarettes to the elderly outside of train stations and department stores.
⑦The Japanese love corn, sesame seeds, and mayonnaise on their pizza.
⑧There are no 24 hour ATMs in Japan (closed on holidays and many only open during normal bank hours).
⑨Many Japanese teachers think that Japanese parents are lazy.
⑩The green traffic light is called "blue".
⑪Slurp your soup.
⑫Newspaper editors make their headlines so as to not attract attention.
⑬KFC is the place to be on Christmas Day.
⑭Japan has about 1,500 earthquakes each year.
⑮In the Japanese language, it is considered rude to say the word "no" directly.
⑯It is nearly impossible to become a naturalized citizen of Japan.
⑰You can smoke just about anywhere.
⑱Japanese people take a hot bath every night, some do not have showers installed in their bathrooms.
⑲There is no insulation in Japanese homes' walls.
⑳Japan has roughly 200 volcanoes.
21It is considered rude to show signs of affection toward a loved one in public.
２２When you go to a funeral or a wedding you must take a gift of money.
２３Three words: "heated toilet seats".
２４In Japan, flower arranging is an art.
２５The new generation of Japanese people are not as short as Westerners think.
２６You can buy batteries, beer, wine, condoms, cigarettes, comic books, hot dogs, light bulbs, and used women's underwear from vending machines.
２７Many Japanese people eat rice with or for their breakfast, lunch and dinner.
２８Never stick your chopsticks upright in your rice. This is an old Japanese custom and is what is done when food is offered to the dead. When it is not an offering it is considered to be a very ill omen.
２９In Japan you will find cars by the names of "It's", "Let's", "Sunny", "Perky", "Gloria", "Move", "Toppo", "Lepo" and "Dump".
３０McDonalds employees will run outside to give you your drive-thru order.
３１The Japanese visit shrines and give eachother money for New Year's.
３２It is impolite to tear the wrapping paper off of a gift.
３３Japanese junior high school students do not need to pass any of their classes to graduate. Education only through junior high school is compulsory.
３４Young women will hand you toilet paper outside of train stations.
３５There is almost no vandalism in Japan.
３６Gas station attendants will bow as the car pulls out of the station.
３７It is socially acceptable to pick your nose in public and urinate at the side of the road, but you cannot blow your nose in public.
３８Approximately 85% of Japanese people have never tasted turkey.
３９Japan is about the size of California and has half the population of the entire United States.
４０Snowmen in Japan are made of two large snowballs instead of three.
４１It will always take one to two hours for a pizza to be delivered.
４２There is at least one vending machine on every corner.
４３All you ever wanted to know about the world's largest phallus festival can be found here.
４４It is not uncommon to pay $2 for a single apple.
４５The sun is red in Japan and the country itself is referred to by Japanese people as "the land of the rising sun"