Japan has its own unique and interesting history that comes quite different from most other countries in the world, and there are plenty of present day as well as past facts that most people not from Japan wouldn’t believe. Even some Japanese individuals don’t believe some of the far-out facts from Japan’s history! But what is there to truly know that we wouldn’t believe? Let’s talk about answering this question: what is one thing that almost nobody knows about Japan and Japan history?
Public Transport Crowding
Since most of Japan’s residents utilize public transportation, the transport systems are often at way too full of capacity. This means crowded railways and even hired help that has to push people onto trains during rush hour to keep things moving!
Extremely Low Crime
You’d think with how heavily populated Japan, especially Tokyo, is as a country there would be quite high crime rates and issues. But actually the crime rates in Japan are up to 15 times less than the United States. It’s considered a very safe country.
Lack of Diversity
Even though this country has such good standings in crime and in developments, Japan has always struggled with diversity. An overwhelming percentage of the country’s population is and always has been people born there.
Thousands of Islands
Japan is actually an island nation, which most of us know from maps. But what most don’t realize is just how many thousands of islands Japan is actually made of. The country is home to many completely unpopulated islands as well.
Taking a short snooze while at work or in public is not only acceptable but also considered quite normal in Japan. This is because most Japanese workers have very long days with little to no sleep, and napping is considered extremely healthy.
The folk in Japan consume approximately 7.4 million tons of seafood per year. That’s more than even the United States, which has twice the population of this island country. Fish and seafood are absolutely delightful to Japanese residents.
Low Birth Rates
Japan has such low birth rates right now that there are more elderly and aging folk than there are babies and children. There are also more pets than kids in the country. This has led to many interesting shifts in demographics and sales.
There are so many unique things you can learn about each and every country out there in the world, and Japan is just one of those interesting regions. There are tons of facts about Japan and its history that will wow you and your friends, but these were a few good ones that are sure to be lesser known. Today’s tidbits you learned will be wonderful to share with your friends and family about things you now know from Japanese life and history that many people wouldn’t believe!