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Hey Visboo readers! Today we’ve got a new exciting selection of twenty (actually 20 + 1) interesting facts, carefully selected for your viewing pleasure. And now the topic is “Japan”! 23633785

It is illegal to be fat in Japan. Each male over 40-years-old must have a waistline smaller than 80cm and women, smaller than 90cm.

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Macaque monkeys in Japan have learned to steal purses, wallets, take the coins and use them to buy snacks from vending machines.

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There are vending machines in Japan made to give out the telephone numbers of random girls.

 

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In Japan, there are more pets than there are children under the age of 15.

 

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Japan has over 50,000 people that are over 100 years old.

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Japan officially doesn’t recognize North Korea.

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In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.

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There was a Japanese computer virus that would simply replace all the files on your computer with pictures of squid.

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There are Owl Cafes in Japan, where you can pet and play with live owls while enjoying a nice meal.

 

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Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan, as it’s viewed as exhaustion from working hard.

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Japan gives Sumo wrestlers iPads, since cell phones are too small for the wrestlers to text message with.

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Japan instituted a “Happy Monday” system that moves most holidays to Mondays so citizens can enjoy more 3-day weekends.

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Hawaii is moving closer to Japan at a rate of 4 inches every year.

 

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An old Japanese superstition/myth states that if you lie down right after a meal, you’ll become a cow.

 

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You can buy Gourmet Clam Chowder flavored Doritos in Japan.

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Japan has an average of just 2 gun-related homicides per year.

 

 

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Japanese universities hold memorial services for animals that die in laboratory testing.

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Most Japanese schools don’t have janitors. Instead, the children do the cleaning daily to associate cleaning with morality.

 

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In feudal Japan, merchants were the lowest class because unlike farmers and artisans, they don’t actually produce anything.

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In Japan you can rent a family to stand in if you are lonely, or simply want to give the appearance that you have a family.

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Japanese macaques enjoy having snowball fights.

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Stores in Japan keep giant paintballs on hand to mark robbers as they flee.

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Japanese square watermelons are inedible and produced purely for ornamental reasons.

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Some Japanese soldiers continued to fight after the end of WWII until 1974

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Despite having no official military, Japan outspent France in defense spending last year.

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There was a Koi fish in Japan that was believed to have been 226 years old.

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  1. ravi kaur January 16, 2015

    Informative , never read or heard all these facts

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