Japan: Land of The Rising Sun

Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area. Japan's population of 126 million is the world's tenth largest.

Approximately 9.1 million people live in Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, which is the second largest city proper in the OECD. The Greater Tokyo Area, which includes Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is the world's largest metropolitan area with over 35 million residents and the world's largest urban agglomeration economy. The currency is Yen (¥) (JPY).

Some interesting facts are:
1. Japanese Trains are among the world's most punctual: their average delay is just 18 seconds.

2. The Japanese who survived the Titanic crash was called a coward in his country for not dying with the other passengers.

3. In Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof because youngsters use them even in the shower.

4. In Japan, there is a Cat Cafe where you can go to drink coffee and hang out with cats for hours.

5. Japan and Russia still  haven't signed a peace treaty to end World War II due to the Kuril Islands dispute.

6. In Japan, there's a building with a highway passing through it.

7. In Japan, there's a festival that is a celebration of the penis and fertility.

8. There's an island in Japan that's full of rabbits.

9. When eating noodles, especially soba (buckwheat), you must slurp loudly. That indicates the food is delicious. It is considered rude not to slurp.

10. Japan has around 5.5 million vending machines. You can find them on almost every block. Japanese vending machines contain batteries, beer, wine, condoms, cigarettes, comic books, hot dogs, light bulbs, crepes, soft drinks, coffee, juice, noodles, eggs, sandwiches, and toys.

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