Radom facts from japan

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RAMDON FACTS
• The school year begins in April, not September
• Adults read comic books (manga) as much as children do
• The Japanese drive on the left side of the road, just like the British• The word for "rice" and "food" is the same in the Japanese language
• Nippon 'Ham Fighters' is the actual name of a Japanese professional baseball team
• In Japan it's harder to graduate fromhigh school, than it is to graduate from college
• Some Japanese refer to the younger generation of Japanese as the "new human beings"
• Most Japanese don't have home computers - they use theircell phones instead
• The “WALK” lights on Japanese street corners make a chirping sound so that the blind can know when to cross the street.

• Raw horse meat is a popular food in Japan.


•Sometimes the trains are so crowded railway staff are employed to cram passengers inside.


• For many Japanese couples Christmas is celebrated like Valentine's Day in the western world.

•Poorly written English can be found everywhere, including T-shirts and other fashion items.


• More than 70% of Japan consists of mountains, including more than 200 volcanoes.

• Mt. Fuji, thetallest mountain in Japan, is an active volcano.


• Religion does not play a big role in the lives of most Japanese and many do not understand the difference between Shintoism and Buddhism.


• Anice musk melon, similar to a cantaloupe, may sell for over $300US.


• Coffee is very popular and Japan imports approximately 85% of Jamaica's annual coffee production.


• Japan's literacyrate is almost 100%.


• Sumo wrestlers eat a stew called Chankonabe to fatten up. Many restaurants in the Ryogoku district of Tokyo serve this nabe (Japanese word for stew).


• Many of thewestern style toilets in Japan have a built-in bidet system for spraying your backside.


• When you use the restroom in some one's home, you may need to put on special bathroom slippers so as...
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