Even if you have never been there, you can admit that Japan is one interesting country. After reading our list of 10 super-fascinating facts about Japan, you will be eager to pack your bags and book your ticket. From the religion and the economy, to their lifestyle and natural beauty, Japan is a wonderful place. It also has some pretty strange and incredible tidbits. So take a moment or two to read about this popular Asian country. You will be surprised by how much you will learn! And our apologies, but we don’t have any sushi to offer you!
10 Japan by Another Name
In Japanese, it is called “Nippon”, which means “from the sun.”
9 An Island Nation
Japan is a country that is made up of over 6,000 islands!
8 Majestic Mountain Views
Mount Fuji in Japan is super tall: 12,388 feet tall!
7 Too Many People?
In Japan alone, there are over 120,000,000 people.
6 Ring of Fire
Japan sits among the “Ring of Fire,” a land area where volcanoes are quite common.
5 Nature Lovers, Unite!
About 75% of the country is made up of nature, such as mountains and woods.
4 An Ancient Home
The ancient civilizations of Japan date back thousands of years.
3 Look Out Below!
Due to its large amount of manufacturing and power plants, Japan deals with periods of acid rain.
2 King of the Nerds
Japan is a technological giant, and is a worldwide leader in the field of robotics.
1 Famous Names
If you love Sony, Toshiba, Honda, Toyota, or Nintendo, you can thank Japan for that.
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+ Bonus Knowledge Nugget
Interestingly enouh, in Japan, there are 4 alphabets: Katakana, Kanji, Hiragana, and Romaji.