Japan: 51 Odd Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)




We really amazed you with our first set of eight odd things that you didn’t know about Japan, and now we have finally returned with part two! There is so much more to learn about this astounding and unique country, and our list offers the best of the best facts that you never knew! Don’t forget to check back for our coming articles, parts three through six, to see the remaining 35 odd things that you didn’t know about Japan!

Number Forty-Three: Pets and Kids

The inhabitants of this beautiful country have quite the love for animals. When considering the statistics, it almost seems as if there are more animal lovers than child lovers. Oddly enough, there are more pets documented in the country than there are children.

Number Forty-Two: Adult Diapers

Apparently, Japanese culture really has something against kids. The birth rate of this country is so shockingly low, that the sale of adult diapers vastly exceeds the sales of baby diapers.

Number Forty-One: Adoption Trends

When choosing an ideal candidate for adoption, the characteristic most important to prospective parents is gender. This is so prominent that roughly 98% of the country’s adoptions are male- reserving the option of keeping the family business within the family.

Number Forty: Titanic Survivor

While the few survivors who made it safely away from the sinking Titanic were celebrated here in America, it wasn’t quite the same case in Japan. As messed up as it sounds, the one Japanese survivor of the tragedy was shamed in his home country for living while the others died.

Number Thirty-Nine: Super-Connected Japan

The Japanese population has created an impressive reputation for being on top of technology; mainly because they are seriously addicted to it. So addicted, in fact, that a whopping 90% of all mobile phones used there have to be waterproof because people are using them even in the shower.

Number Thirty-Eight: The Cat Cafe

In Japan (and Korea), there is a chain of successful “cat cafes” that allow you to have a cup of coffee while playing with some feline friends for a few hours. With the crazy obsession over cat videos here in America, it really isn’t amazing that this concept hasn’t been applied here yet.

Number Thirty-Seven: Stocking the Snacks

The concept of vending machines has become extremely popular in the daily life of Japanese citizens. Nationwide, there are about 5.52 million vending machines spread across the land.

Number Thirty-Six: Catching a Nap

In Japan, it is actually viewed as acceptable to fall asleep while on the job. Provided it is the result of extreme dedication to your job, that is. That is one concept Americans need to adopt for sure. Don’t forget to check back for our coming articles, parts three through six, to see the remaining 35 odd things that you didn’t know about Japan!

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