10 Interesting Facts about Japan

Facts about Japan will inform you about a beuatiful country. Japan has beautiful mountain, river, lake, sea, etc. That’s why Japan becomes the largest destination around the world. The capital city of Japan is Tokyo. Approximately, there are around 127,368,088 population. The Japanase name of Japan is Nippon or Nihon. It means “from the Sun” or “Land of the Rising Sun.” The other facts about Japan will be explained below.

Facts about Japan 1: Politeness

As we know that each country has the way to show the politeness such as shake hand. In Japan, greeting someone by bowing refers to politeness.

Facts about Japan 2: Japanese Flag

The Japanese flag has white background color with a red disk in the center. The flag illustrates the sun as a red ball against a white background. Besides, it is also known as the sun-disk flag. Whereas Japanese usually called it as Nisshoki or Hinomaru.

Japanese Flag
Japanese Flag

Facts about Japan 3: Language

Japanese is official language in Japan. There are three writing systems of the written Japanese language. They are kanji, hiragana, and katakana.

Facts about Japan 4: Japanese Food

Rice is an important meal in Japan. Almost every meal, there is a rice. Another Japanese cuisine are fish and vegetables. That’s why Japanese people are very healthy and become the longest living populations in the world. It is because their foods consist of vitamins and minerals, with little fat. Whereas Sushi, Bento box, Ramen, Soba, Tempura, Taiyaki, Yakitory, Yakitory, and Yakiton are popular Japanese food.

Japanese Ramen Noodle
Japanese Ramen Noodle

Facts about Japan 5: Japanese home

As we know that Japanese home is very simple. The home is made of wood.

Facts about Japan 6: Major Industries

As we know that Japan becomes the largest producer of technology, including electronic equipment, motor vehicles, and machine tools. The other industries in Japan are chemicals, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, processed foods, and textiles.

Facts about Japan 7: Major Landforms

The islands Hokkaido, Ryukyu Islands, Kiso Mountains, Japanese Alps, Kanto Plain, Hida Mountains, Akaishi Mountains, Mount Fuji, Nobi Plain, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu are the major landforms of Japan.

Facts about Japan 8: Clothes

Japanese people wear western style clothes in daily life. However, they also have traditional clothes “Kimono” which is worn during special times, such as holidays or festivals.

Traditional Japanese Kimono
Traditional Japanese Kimono

Facts about Japan 9: Famous People

There are many famous people om Japan. They are Emperor Hirohito (Emperor of Japan), Kishimoto (Manga artist who created Naruto), Hideki Matsui (Baseball player), Miyamoto Musashi (Samurai warrior), Oda Nobunaga (Leader who unified Japan), Hideki Tojo (Prime Minister of Japan during World War II), Shinji Kagawa (Soccer player Masashi), Akira Kurosawa (Movie director), Shegeru Miyamoto (Video game designer), Mika Nakashima (Singer), Masi Oki (Actor), Ichiro Suziki (Baseball player), and Akira Toriyama (Manga artist who created Dragon Ball).

Facts about Japan 10: Holidays and Celebrations

Children’s Day is a celebration in Japan which is held on May 5th for boy’s holiday and on March 3rd for girl’s holiday. Boy’s holiday is called as Tango no Sekku and Hina Matsuri or the Doll Festival for girl’s holiday. It belongs to tradition for families to celebrate the joy of a child. The other celebration is the Cherry Blossom Festival or Hanami. It is a time for celebration in the Spring.

Cherry Blossom Festival
Cherry Blossom Festival

We have talked facts about Japan. Do you know other facts about this amazing country?

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