5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JAPAN
1. More Than 1,500 Earthquakes Hit Japan Every Year
Though Japan is a very beautiful country, it is also quite deadly, not because of its crime rate because its one of the world’s most earthquake-prone areas. It experiences 1,500 earthquakes every year. Luckily, most of them are smaller shakes, but each year there are bigger earthquakes as well that reaches more than 8 on the Richter scale.
2. Most Vending Machines In The World
Japan has more than 5.5 million vending machines. You can spot one on almost every street corner. It could sell you a beer, cigarettes, condoms, comic books, toilet paper, umbrellas, porn magazines, and also used women’s underwear. it’s almost like they’re part of the modern Japanese culture, but also a good and convenient way for the companies to sell beverages and make money without paying staff.
3. Japanese Coins Have Holes In Them
interesting facts about Japan is the 5 and 50 yen coins. They’ve got holes in them. Historically, coins had holes to make them cheaper to produce, easier to identify or to hang as a necklace around your neck. We no longer see this in the 21st century, so love the fact that Japan still retains this historic tradition.
4. Families In Japan Use The Same Water For Bathing
Almost all their homes have bathtubs. However, they only use them for soaking and not for cleansing. In general, the Japanese clean, scrub, and soap their bodies outside the bathtubs with the use of a wash bowl. After they have cleaned and rinsed themselves thoroughly, they’ll then enter the tub, soak their bodies, and enjoy the relaxation that the hot bath water brings. Since the cleansing is done outside the bathtubs, the hot water remains clean and clear, fit to be used by other family members. One interesting aspect of Japan’s unique way of bathing is that house guests are given the honor of using the hot bath water first.
5. Has One Of The World’s Lowest Crime Rates
Japan is one of the safest countries in the world, so if you worry about crime, you should probably look into moving here. The most common crimes here includes stealing a bicycle or umbrellas left outside the convenience store. At the metro and trains, you can see locals who take a nap while having their phone in their hand or clearly visible.
It’s also not uncommon to see people walking around with their backpacks and bags open. Another thing, people don’t even lock their homes all the time or their bicycles! That’s how safe it is in Japan.