Facts about Japan

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  • With an average life expectancy of 88 years, Japanese women enjoy one of the greatest life expectancies in the world.
  • Many unusual creatures can be found in Japan, including the largest amphibian in the world and the Japanese giant salamander, sometimes known as the snow monkey or Japanese macaque.
  • In Japan, there are more than 70,000 24-hour convenience stores that provide a range of goods, including food, drinks, and household items.
  • Japan has a distinctive tradition of capsule hotels, where guests can stay in compact, reasonably priced pods.
  • Japan is home to more than 200 volcanoes, including Mount Aso, one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
  • Given that Japan has one of the lowest birth rates in the world, there are worries about an ageing population and a shrinking labour force.
  • With a population of nearly 37 million, Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is the biggest metropolis in the world.
  • Around 1,500 earthquakes occur in Japan year, one of the countries with the highest earthquake risk.
  • Japan has the third-largest GDP in the world.
  • With about 100% of the populace being literate, Japan has the highest literacy rate in the world.
  • There are 6,852 islands in Japan, the major of which are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikokua.
  • Toyota, Honda, and Nissan are some of the biggest automakers in the world, and Japan is a significant producer of automobiles.
  • Kabuki is a distinctive art form from Japan that combines song and dance with extravagant costumes and makeup to tell stories.
  • With some of the fastest internet speeds in the world, Japan boasts a high-speed internet infrastructure.
  • Japan has a long history of developing martial arts that are now practised all around the world, such as judo, karate, kendo, and aikido.
  • The busiest pedestrian crossing in the world, Shibuya Crossing in Japan, sees over 1,000 people pass at once during rush hour.
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