Japan is an island country in East Asia with Tokyo as its biggest city and capital. It’s the 62nd largest country in the world by area, but 11th largest by population. It’s the 3rd largest economy in the world by nominal GDP and Japan’s life expectancy is the longest in the world, which is 84.3 years.

Japan has not only gained economic influence, miraculously standing up on their feet after World War II, but cultural too; for example, anime and manga, which originated in Japan, are popular all around the world, in some places even more popular than in Japan. And sushi has become a common food that you can easily order in restaurants or find in supermarkets outside Japan.

These are some of the obvious things we think about when we’re talking about Japan, but Bored Panda prepared you a list of the most interesting and fascinating facts about the country of the rising sun that you may not have heard of before. So enjoy and don’t forget to upvote the facts that surprised you the most!

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Part Of A Japanese Student's Daily Routine Is Cleaning The School After Classes

Part Of A Japanese Student's Daily Routine Is Cleaning The School After Classes

There is a tradition, that after classes, students remain at school to clean it. At the end of the day, students spend about 15 minutes vacuuming, sweeping, and cleaning various spaces in the school. It is believed that it helps to promote students' understanding of life skills such as personal responsibility. It is also an opportunity to engage with other students that are not classmates and spend time with teachers in a less formal environment. Students become aware of cleanliness and don‘t make such a mess in the first place because they know they'll have to clean it themselves. Just 15 minutes a day have a huge impact so that a child will grow up into a more responsible and respectful adult.

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Pezor Zass
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1 month ago

This should be everywhere

Pillowhead
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1 month ago

This is done in Philippines too. They have scheduled turns on who cleans on what day

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catta•mrow
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1 month ago

When I learned about japan in 3rd grade, one of the videos showed and talked about this. I also like the idea of this!

LittleMissLotus
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1 month ago

I lived in the US as a child, and we actually did cleaning like this sometimes. We would wipe off the tables with some cleaning wipes and stack the chairs so the carpet could be cleaned, and teachers would have you pick up 5 pieces of trash from around the class and nobody could leave until they did lol

Philippa Davies
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1 month ago

We did something like this in Australia

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Forty-Two
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1 month ago

When I lived there we used to have races down the hall pushing rags

ImHailey
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1 month ago

This is done in S.Korea too

Nancy Lynch
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1 month ago

I can hear the Karens calling for the superintendent and the school board to complain if anyone tried this in the US.

Madonna Rose
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1 month ago

students should be taught to clean their personal area

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BluEyedSeoulite
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1 month ago

Every school I've worked at in Korea also did this. However, none of the kids were taught HOW to clean and just told to clean. The amount of times I saw kids mopping with nasty mops and water then sweep the damp floors... Not one school used any cleaning solution either.

carolineduffy
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1 month ago

That part is definitely important. First, cleaning is a life skill that many seem to overlook. Second, telling a 13-year-old kid to clean but not showing him how is like telling an 18-year-old to start managing their own finances without helping them.

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Half-Jewish-Doggo
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1 month ago

i already knew this but it is great

Daria B
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1 month ago

I knew this too. Very common in every school themed anime ever.

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Johnny Guido
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1 month ago

Just like learning to clean your room! Everybody should do this. It is only common sense.

Lynne Stankard
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1 month ago

This is a wonderful idea - should be taken up in the UK.

ASHRFOX
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1 month ago

in some places in australia also

Steven Lu
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1 month ago

It's the same for most of east asian countries.

Pat Hamaluk
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1 month ago

This should be a standard practice in ALL schools!

Lisa Larson
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1 month ago

This should DEFINITELY be done in the States. Kids should learn early on to clean up after themselves....

William Lane
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1 month ago

Pity Australia don't employ this method...

Jacqui Dunn
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1 month ago

Brilliant!

Tracy Wallick
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1 month ago

Japanese culture puts a lot of emphasis on respecting public space.

Anna Salerno
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1 month ago

Great idea!

Sue Clifford
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1 month ago

Teaching responsibility and time management I.e., keeping your area neat and clean on a constant basis so you don’t have to do too much after school.

Elaine James
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1 month ago

All countries should do this.

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
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1 month ago

Brilliant way to teach respect and responsibility, not just children but a brilliant placeto help. We teach it at home - don't we?? I did/do !

Mary Peace
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1 month ago

My parents didn't but I wish they had. My Mother did everything for me, then I got a shock when I found out.

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Sherré Jones
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1 month ago

All schools should do this.

Mike Proco
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1 month ago

Just imagine the outrage by stupid parents if this was required in USA schools!!! A fundamental problem in the US and one of the reason will never be GREAT again!!

Cee Bee
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1 month ago

An excellent idea, the theory makes a lot of sense and the practice will benefit them in the future.

Josey Griffin
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1 month ago

What a smart idea. You ask Aussie kids to do that, they will quickly tell you where to go.

Madonna Rose
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1 month ago (edited)

Same here in the US, kids don’t mind telling you where to go if they don’t like something...parents don’t teach respect anymore. Their very rude, disrespectful and ill mannered. I’m so glad my mom was strict. Good manners goes along way.👏👍

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CincyReds
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1 month ago

Wonderful Idea!

Avery Day
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1 month ago

maybe this just happens almost everywhere in the world aside from the US and UK?

Donna Baker
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1 month ago

We should be doing this in the USA. Maybe we would develop student who would have respect again

Znaya
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1 month ago

If some of this was part of our school culture in the US some of the children wouldn't have the attitude "oh the maintenance staff will get it, that's what they are being paid for" and some adults also.

Origami Chik3n
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1 month ago

In 2018 football World Cup, after Japanese team got eliminated, they made headlines because players cleaned their locker room and left thank you note for the organizers.

Jay Weigel
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1 month ago

Can't you just hear American parents screaming if their kids had to do this?

Madonna Rose
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1 month ago

What a great way of introducing productive and personal responsibility

fuggnuggins
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1 month ago

This is normal in dojos, also. I would guess it's a very old custom - an artifact of old cultural structures, probably most commonly identifiable in the shogunate.

Doris Bennett
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1 month ago

❤️❤️

William Mahoney
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1 month ago

Sign my family up please.

Sabine Hahn
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1 month ago

Love it!

Felicor Bongolan
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1 month ago

Schools I went to in the Philippines are the same.

KPH
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1 month ago

Most Asian countries do this. It makes so much sense

TimesNewLogan
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1 month ago

Honestly, this would discourage students from trashing the place, if they knew they had to clean it up.

Donna Reynolds
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1 month ago

This seems very fair to me.

Jo Choto
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1 month ago

This should be the case for every shared space in society. I think we would see the end of littering and destructive graffiti and dirty buildings very quickly.

Mia
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1 month ago

It gives a kid a sense of accomplishment and responsibility. Brilliant!

RollDdice
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1 month ago

During the 1984 Olympics, I worked for ABC TV. We provided technical production facilities for International Broadcasters at the huge Gower Avenue (General Hospital) lot. At the end of the Olympics a memo went out telling the broadcasters that the temporary walls and office spaces would be knocked down and removed - just make sure that you take your country's production gear and personal items with you. Most countries left the expected mess. The Australians partied in their space and it looked like a hurricane had hit it! But the Japanese broadcasters asked for brooms and other cleaning supplies. They left their soon to be demolished office areas spotless.

Rodey Hamza Hamzah
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1 month ago

We also have this in Malaysia, there's a schedule for everyone to do different tasks everyday for the whole week.

Alex Hamilton
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1 month ago

Getting the little shits doing this in the UK ??!! Pigs might fly

Jigs Gabest
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1 month ago

Also public schools in Philippines.

James F. Wilson Jr.
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1 month ago

Japan is one of the cleanest places in the world.

Loretta
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1 month ago

Awesome!

Plane Lover
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1 month ago

That’s how my class is

Bonnie Walsh
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1 month ago

That's a good step in the right direction

Jeremy
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1 month ago

Luckily for janitors in the states we don't do that

Leslie Burleson
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1 month ago

This is brilliant. I wish they would've done this in the USA . Lots of kids though would volunteer to help clean up , or help with a special project

Max
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1 month ago

I had that at my elementary school in Quebec (starting from 4th grade) ! But I cannot say if it was like that everywhere or if my school was an exception.

PaulV
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1 month ago

We did this in Catholic grade school, Chicago, but before the final bell. Students were assigned per week: desktop cleaner, floor sweeper, trash removal, eraser clapper. Did we learn personal responsibility? Not sure. But it beat sitting around. I guess we felt helpful.

Kazuki Homare
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1 month ago

This is done in almost every Asian country actually- the Philippines and South Korea are one of the countries I'm certain of.

Roxie
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1 month ago

We have that in Ukraine too. Kids take turns and stay after school for about 30 minutes to clean up the classrooms

Thalia Lovering
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1 month ago

Don't they have mops?

BabaBizzle
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1 month ago

Japan is so far beyond intelligent.

Shaun Coleman
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1 month ago

That is a damn good idea.

velocirrober
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1 month ago

We did that in Mexico when I was a kid.

ShareMusic
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1 month ago

Yes, this should everywhere. Especially in the U.S.

Jessica Cifelli
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1 month ago

I remember doing something like this in elementary school. Erase the chalkboard and clean it. Clean the erasers. Sweep the floor, wipe tables down. A few kids a day were picked to do these tasks. Guess they don't do that anymore.

K.
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1 month ago

I live in Indonesia and I had this too when I was in school. At the beginning of each semester, each student is assigned to a specific day and must clean the classroom after school on that day.

kjorn
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1 month ago

i guess many parents would protest about that! but it would give so much to kids

Twisted
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1 month ago

That would be quite useful in the good ole u s of a considering the adults won’t teach us

SBW71
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1 month ago

This practice should actually start at home. It's the parents job to teach their kids responsibility and respecting others property not teachers.

Ria Ancheta-Adrias
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1 month ago

We do this in the Philippines.

anton
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1 month ago

THAT US COMMUNISM!!!

Max Thompson
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1 month ago

This is done in anerica

Bean flavored Fujioshi
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1 month ago

*America* :) helping ya' out bud

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#2

Japanese Football Fans Stay After The Game To Help Clean The Stadium

Japanese Football Fans Stay After The Game To Help Clean The Stadium

The world was so impressed when Japanese football fans stayed after the games during the World Cup 2018 and helped stadium workers clean up. They did that regardless of whether Japan won or lost. It’s actually part of their culture, as cleaning up is a part of their school lives, so the habits learnt at a young age stick with them through adulthood.

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Max Thompson
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1 month ago

Heh helping the community.

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#3

In The City Of Shimabara, In The Street Drainage Canals, Water Is So Clean That Koi Fish Live In It

In The City Of Shimabara, In The Street Drainage Canals, Water Is So Clean That Koi Fish Live In It

Because of the volcanic activities of Mount Unzen, there was a earthquake and tsunami in 1792, which triggered fresh water springs that now flow through the city of Shimabara on Japan’s Kyushu island. The water was so clean that in 1978, authorities decided to release colorful koi fish into the 100-meter-long waterway. It is even more amazing when you know that koi fish can survive only in extremely pure water, so that proves the quality of the water and it is just so cool to look at.

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Jam
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1 month ago (edited)

Woahhhh I did not know that

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#4

Many Toilets Have Sinks Attached To Their Tanks To Save Water

Many Toilets Have Sinks Attached To Their Tanks To Save Water

There are many toilets in Japan that have sinks attached to their tanks. A person can wash their hands with clean water, which then goes to the tank and they flush the toilet with the same water they just washed their hands with. It’s such a simple, yet clever way of saving water.

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Andrew Gibb
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1 month ago

they should all have this

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#5

Many Public Toilets Have Baby Holders In The Stalls

Many Public Toilets Have Baby Holders In The Stalls

Many public toilets have baby holders attached to the wall so your hands are free and you can keep your eyes on the baby the whole time without fear of them running off or getting in some other trouble.

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Joey Sanchez
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1 month ago

seen this a couple times in america

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#6

There Are More Than 6,000 Manhole Covers Decorated With Art In Japan

There Are More Than 6,000 Manhole Covers Decorated With Art In Japan

The Japanese have managed to make boring and unattractive things such as manhole covers into something you can call art. There are thousands of different designs: different municipalities have their own unique ones that you can't find in other places, reflecting their local culture. In the 1980s, Japan installed new sewers countrywide and to generate some PR around this project, local municipalities decided to decorate the access points with beautiful covers. The craze took off and now there are almost 6,000 artistic manhole covers through the country.

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Susan Green
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1 month ago

This is gorgeous!

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#7

Japan Is A Super Clean Country

Japan Is A Super Clean Country

The cleanliness on the streets, in buildings, and on public transportation may surprise you if you’re not used to it, but in Japan, cleanliness is a lifestyle. What is more, spaces are kept tidy not by hiring more staff to do it, but the residents themselves keep it that way. Japanese people are taught from a young age to clean up after themselves. For 12 years while they’re at school, cleaning their environment is a part of the daily routine, so the habits the Japanese acquire remain their whole lives and even if they aren’t really up to cleaning, they still do it out of a sense of duty and responsibility.

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Susan Green
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1 month ago

I wish every country was this clean.

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#8

Some Bathrooms Have Electronic Maps Showing Which Stalls Are Occupied

Some Bathrooms Have Electronic Maps Showing Which Stalls Are Occupied

When you enter some bathrooms in Japan, you can see an electronic restroom map showing which stalls are occupied and which are open. Furthermore, these screens show if the toilet in the stall is squatting or not. It’s a really useful idea saving people the awkwardness of checking which stalls are free, especially if the doors are closed.

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TheReader19
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1 month ago

I like this

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#9

In Japan, Cars Are Usually Parked In Reverse And Always Between The Lines

In Japan, Cars Are Usually Parked In Reverse And Always Between The Lines

There is an unwritten rule that people park only in reverse and then leave their parking spot going forward. That is because Japan is so densely populated and parking spaces are small, so it is safer for them when leaving a space for a driver to be able to see oncoming traffic and not to worry about pedestrians that you accidentally may not notice. Also, because of the limited space, drivers park their cars very neatly between the lines.

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Vicky Z
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1 month ago

So i guess you can spot the tourist immediately!

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#10

Japanese Researchers Developed Ice Cream That Won’t Melt For Hours

Japanese Researchers Developed Ice Cream That Won’t Melt For Hours

Researchers in Japan discovered an ingredient that helps ice cream to not melt as fast. The ice cream innovation is called Kanazawa Ice and the secret ingredient is strawberry polyphenols, which was discovered by accident. This type of ice cream is already being sold in some places and the dessert can maintain its shape up to several hours.

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Susan Green
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1 month ago

I wish I wouldn’t have seen this. Now I want one.

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#11

In Japan, You Can Find Cane And Cup Holders Next To An ATM

In Japan, You Can Find Cane And Cup Holders Next To An ATM

Next to an ATM, you can find this strange-looking contraption. It’s meant for you to put your cup in, or for elderly people to prop their cane safely so it won’t fall down while they're taking some cash. It’s nice that services think about it, as nearly a third of Japan’s population is people older than 65 years old.

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Joey Sanchez
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1 month ago

much more considerate

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#12

In Some Hotels, Lamps Have Different Brightness For Double Beds

In Some Hotels, Lamps Have Different Brightness For Double Beds

Some hotels have lamps that can be half-lit, so if one person needs light and the other doesn’t, they can keep only their side on and less light will be directed to the person who is ready to go to sleep.

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TheReader19
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1 month ago

Good idea

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#13

Ground Staff Will Wave Goodbye Until The Plane Is Ready To Take Off

Ground Staff Will Wave Goodbye Until The Plane Is Ready To Take Off

In Japan, the ground staff, working to help the plane to take off, often waves the passengers goodbye until the plane is on its way.

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catta•mrow
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1 month ago

that's cool!

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#14

People Queue Up In Lines And Can Wait For Long Periods Of Time Patiently

People Queue Up In Lines And Can Wait For Long Periods Of Time Patiently

Japanese people are known for their discipline, and that includes queueing up too. To buy something or get a service, Japanese people line up and maintain order, even if it’s for long periods of time; no one is pushing or yelling, no matter if it’s a three-person line to get ice cream or in crowded train stations. There are actually signs on platforms that show you how to line up, and people follow these to maintain order.

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TheReader19
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1 month ago

England 1970's dis you? 😢

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#15

There’s An Island With Hundreds Of Rabbits

There’s An Island With Hundreds Of Rabbits

The small Ōkunoshima island in Japan is often also called Usagi Shima, which literally means “rabbit island.” It gets that name because it’s largely populated by rabbits. It is forbidden to hunt them and you’re not allowed to bring cats or dogs on the island. People guess that rabbits occupied the island when children released a few pet rabbits when the islands were evacuated in the 1940s, or that the rabbits are escaped test subjects from the island’s former toxic gas production labs, as there was a secret poison gas factory built on the island at the start of the 20th century.

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Susan Green
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1 month ago

I love this! An island full of little bunree’s!!

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#16

Popular Accommodation For Short Visits Is Capsule Hotels

Popular Accommodation For Short Visits Is Capsule Hotels

The first capsule hotel was opened in 1979 in Osaka. It is a type of hotel that provides bed-small rooms. They are cheap, usually to stay just for the night, and most often used by Japanese businessmen. Capsule hotels are usually found not too far from the major train stations in large cities. Capsule hotels have washrooms, toilets, and showers, but these are shared among all the guests. Also, there are other services like restaurants, game rooms, or manga libraries.

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

My claustrophobia is screaming intensely

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There Is Approximately 1 Vending Machine To Every 23 People In Japan

There Is Approximately 1 Vending Machine To Every 23 People In Japan

Japan has the highest density of vending machines in the world. There is approximately 1 vending machine to 23 people. And you can find anything from drinks and candy to hot food and alcohol. Sociologists and economists have offered potential reasons for why there are so many vending machines. Firstly, it’s cheaper to own a vending machine than a shop, because of cost of labor and expensive real estate, and because of the low crime and vandalism rate, companies don’t have to worry about that.

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Vicious Insect
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1 month ago (edited)

Yet here in Europe I have only used 1 in my life

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#18

Napping At Work Is Considered Acceptable

Napping At Work Is Considered Acceptable

Sleeping during work is normal and acceptable in Japan. If in other countries, that would get you fired, in Japan, it is seen as a good sign that shows dedication to the work and that the person worked themselves to exhaustion. The companies may see it as a good thing, but Japanese are the most sleep-deprived nation in the world. People take naps not only at work, but wherever they can. It’s so widespread that there is a word for this phenomena – inemuri.

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

Inemuri will be my word of the day

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There Are More Than 300 Pedestrian Scrambles In Japan

There Are More Than 300 Pedestrian Scrambles In Japan

Pedestrian scrambles or diagonal crossings are very common in Japan. There are more than 300 such intersections. Japan's largest, and most famous, diagonal crossing is found in Tokyo, outside Shibuya station. Over 3,000 pedestrians can cross during the two minutes of green light and it is one of the most well-known pedestrian scrambles in the world. It is so popular that it has become a symbol of Tokyo and Japan as a whole.

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Jam
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1 month ago

I wanna go to Japan

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#20

You Can Find Foot Baths On The Streets And They Are Usually Free

You Can Find Foot Baths On The Streets And They Are Usually Free

A popular onsen type in Japan is ashiyu, or foot bath. Foot baths are different from regular onsens because you can find them literally on the street. Usually they are free, or cost just a few dollars. The hot spring tub comes up to the knees, you don’t need to take off all of your clothes, but you still get the benefits of the hot spring experience. It is also great for people who can’t handle heat very well as it’s not as strong as a standard hot spring.

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AppleDragon
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1 month ago

Is this sanitary?

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#21

It's Common And Sometimes Required To Leave Your Umbrella Outside In A Stand

It's Common And Sometimes Required To Leave Your Umbrella Outside In A Stand

From the beginning of June to mid-July, Japan enters the rainy season, tsuyu. Then, no one is seen without carrying an umbrella. But the wet umbrellas can make a mess when you take them indoors, and it’s extra baggage you have to carry, so the Japanese have a solution for this inconvenience. Stands for umbrellas are very common; they stand outside buildings and it can be even required that you leave your umbrella there. Many hotels, sports centers, and government offices even provide brolly lockers so you don't have to worry that someone will take it.

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TheReader19
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1 month ago (edited)

So long as they're not stolen; however it's Japan I doubt it

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You Can Find Watermelons In The Shape Of A Cube In Japanese Stores

You Can Find Watermelons In The Shape Of A Cube In Japanese Stores

To get the cube shape, the watermelons are grown in boxes and they take the shape of the containers. The idea came so that it would be easier to store them in the fridge and easier to cut without them rolling around. Although the cube watermelons were meant to be more practical, now they are essentially ornamental and it’s not an everyday fruit as it can cost up to $100.

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Jam
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1 month ago

Well that’s expensive

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In Tokyo's Narita International Airport, There Were Phone Wipe Dispensers For A While

In Tokyo's Narita International Airport, There Were Phone Wipe Dispensers For A While

Phones can carry even more bacteria than a toilet seat and we are constantly touching them or bringing them to our faces. That is why the Japanese thought it would be a good idea to have phone disinfecting wipes in bathroom stalls. These were installed in Tokyo's Narita International Airport. The dispensers dubbed ‘toilet paper for smartphones’ were set to remain in place until March 15, 2017.

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

It's water soluble, fancy!

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#24

Restaurants Display Fake Food In Their Windows To Attract Customers

Restaurants Display Fake Food In Their Windows To Attract Customers

Many restaurants in Japan will attract their customers by displaying examples of their delicious food in their windows. But those mouth-watering dishes most probably are made of plastic. The food replicas cost more than the dishes themselves, but they last for a long time and don’t lose their tasty appearance. Previously, the fake food was made out of wax, but currently non-biodegradable polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is used.

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AppleDragon
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1 month ago

This is in some Chinese restaurants too, when I was 5 I saw one and I wanted the ramen.

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When You Use The Restroom In Someone’s Home You May Need To Put On Designated Bathroom Slippers

When You Use The Restroom In Someone’s Home You May Need To Put On Designated Bathroom Slippers

You will notice a common trend through this list that Japanese are quite obsessed with keeping everything clean, to the point that they have separate slippers dedicated solely for the bathroom. These slippers are worn to the toilet only, because even if you can’t see the germs, that doesn’t mean that they are not there and you wouldn’t want to spread them throughout your whole house.

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Jill
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1 month ago

It is not "may need to", you should use the slippers...unless ofc your feet are too big for them (like mine). BUT you should never wear the other slippers you have on when you go around the rest of the house.

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Some Urinals Have Mini Games

Some Urinals Have Mini Games

In some Japanese urinals, there are mini games installed, controlled by a player’s urine stream. The urinal is installed with pressure sensors and the screen with the game is mounted on the wall. The purpose of the Sega Toylet games was to encourage urinal users to be more accurate in public bathrooms and leave them less messy.

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Jam
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1 month ago

Whaaaaaaaa

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A Traditional Christmas Dinner Is Considered Chicken From KFC

A Traditional Christmas Dinner Is Considered Chicken From KFC

In Japan, the traditional meal for Christmas is KFC. It is estimated that every year, 3.6 million Japanese families chose fried chicken from this American fast food brand. There are several origin stories as to how the idea was born to make eating KFC a Christmas tradition, but what is for sure is that the campaign started in 1974 and it was successful.

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Vicky Z
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1 month ago

I find this quite sad to be honest

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Japanese Keep To The Left Side On Stairs And On Escalators

Japanese Keep To The Left Side On Stairs And On Escalators

In most of the cities in Japan, when you are facing a staircase or an escalator, you walk up or down the left side. There is also such a thing as escalator etiquette that you don’t stand in the middle, but on the side instead. Usually you stand on the left side and leave the right side for people who hurry and walk up and down the excavator. However, recently, many subway stations banned walking on escalators.

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Max Thompson
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1 month ago

Why did they ban it

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Japan Has Restaurants Where You Are Served Canned Food

Japan Has Restaurants Where You Are Served Canned Food

Japan has unique places to eat, like maid cafés or other themed restaurants. One of the most unusual places is a tiny food bar, Mr. Kanso, which serves 300 different kinds of canned foods from all over the world. There is no chef, no menu, no kitchen or waiters, and the prices vary depending on how rare the canned food is. You can find canned egg omelet, bacon with potatoes, rice, tuna, Japanese curry, or egg cakes.

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TheBlockSmith
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1 month ago

that sounds fun!

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There’s A Robot Restaurant In Tokyo

There’s A Robot Restaurant In Tokyo

The robot restaurant is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tokyo. It’s not your traditional Japanese restaurant, but rather a spectacle and the food here is secondary. The shows are loud and wild and they are changed every month, along with costumes and music. The shows are exciting, with bright lights, although not recommended for people sensitive to flashing lights. And, of course, everything is robot-themed.

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Asy EnderDragon
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1 month ago

i know a friend that went there. she said it was cool but loud and she really liked the cool drink she got even though there are fewer drinks for minors there.

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More Adult Diapers Are Sold Than Children Diapers

More Adult Diapers Are Sold Than Children Diapers

More adult diapers are sold in Japan than baby diapers. The reason for this is that the population is getting old—almost a third of Japanese people are over 65 years old. Also, the birth rates are low: the birth rate in 2020 was 7.301 births per 1000 people, which is 1.3 percent less than in 2019. For comparison, the birth rate in the US in 2020 was 11.990 births per 1000 people, which is 0.09 percent more than in 2019.

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TheReader19
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1 month ago

Well they do have a very high aging population

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Smoking Indoors Is Prohibited, But There Are Some Trains That Have Designated Smoking Passenger Wagons

Smoking Indoors Is Prohibited, But There Are Some Trains That Have Designated Smoking Passenger Wagons

In most crowded outdoor areas in Tokyo, it is prohibited to smoke and there are designated areas for that. In April of last year, a law prohibiting smoking indoors came into full effect. Exceptions apply to private homes, hotel rooms for smokers, and cigar bars. Smoking is also prohibited in such public closed spaces like trains, buses, and airplanes, but there are some trains that have designated smoking passenger wagons.

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TheReader19
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1 month ago

So it should be, second hand smoke is bad

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Maid Cafes Are A Popular Type Of Cafes In Japan

Maid Cafes Are A Popular Type Of Cafes In Japan

The first permanent maid cafe was opened in the Akihabara area in Tokyo in March 2001. These types of cafes are predominantly found in Japan. They have a unique service system. The waitresses are dressed in maid costumes, which usually are based upon French maids, and act as servants for their masters and mistresses. They have some distinctive rituals, such as greeting customers with "Welcome home, Master (Mistress, My lady)!" Although people go to maid cafes for the experience, you can find menus that are similar to ordinary cafes. However, maids will decorate a customer’s order with cute pictures or sayings.

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Kitty Luna Darrow
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1 month ago

This is cute, but... I dunno, it's giving me weird vibes.

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