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209/365 – Japan

Raw horse meat is a popular entree in Japan.

Sliced thinly and eaten raw it is called basashi – it is pictured above.

Over 70% of Japan consists of mountains. The country also has over 200 volcanoes.

A musk melon (similar to a cantaloupe) can sell for over 31,473 yen ($300.00).

The literacy rate in Japan is almost 100%.

There are vending machines in Japan that dispense beer!

Japanese people have an average life-expectancy that is 4 years longer than Americans. Maybe American’s should eat more basashi!

 Some men in Japan shave their heads as a form of apology.

Japan has the second lowest homicide rate in the world, but is also home to the extremely spooky suicide forest, aokigahara. One occupant of the forest is pictured above.

Japan has produced 15 Nobel laureates (in chemistry, medicine and physics), 3 Fields medalists and one Gauss Prize laureate.

Younger sumo-wrestlers are traditionally required to clean and bathe the veteran sumo-wrestlers at their wrestling “stables”…including all the hard-to-reach places.

Japan’s unemployment rate is less than 4%.

 Japan consists of over 6,800 islands.

A Paleolithic culture from about 30,000 BC is the first known inhabitants of Japan.

Prolific Japanese film-maker Takahi Miike made up to 50 films in a decade during the peak of his career.

Animated Japanese films and television shows (.i.e.: Anime) account for 60% of the world’s animation-based entertainment. So successful is animation in Japan, that there are almost 130 voice-acting schools in the country.

21% of the Japanese population is elderly, the highest proportion in the world.

In the past, the Japanese court system has had a conviction rate as high as 99%!

Japanese prisons (as of 2003) operated at an average of 117% capacity.

Source: http://listverse.com/2011/03/13/20-interesting-facts-about-japan/

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