25 Reasons That Japan Is One Of The Strangest And Most Interesting Places In The World

Japan has a reputation for being a strange but interesting place. Without a doubt, Japan is responsible for some of the most interesting inventions in the world and in many ways it is an extremely creative society. After all, where else can you find trains that travel at speeds upwards of 300 mph, or cafes where you can go and drink coffee while hanging out with cats (for all of you cat lovers out there). But this is barely scratching the surface of wonder that is Japan. Today, we want to present to you 25 reasons that japan is one of the strangest and most interesting places in the world.

As you read this list, keep in mind that “strange” is not necessarily a bad thing. Rather, it simply means that it’s something most of us (westerners that is) are not exposed to such practices, devices, etc on a consistent basis. In fact, some of the “strange” things on this list are actually pretty cool! However, there may be one or two items that may make some of you raise an eyebrow…or two. These are 25 reasons that Japan is one of the strangest and most interesting places in the world.

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Kongō Gumi was the world's oldest continuously operating company (over 1,400 years!). It was started in 578 AD and continued up until 2006 when it was absorbed by Takamatsu.

Kongō Gumi was the world's oldest continuously operating company (over 1,400 years!). It was started in 578 AD and continued up until 2006 when it was absorbed by TakamatsuSource: wikipedia, Image
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There's an island in Japan that is full of rabbits. An increasingly popular destination for tourists, Rabbit Island is home to hundreds of friendly wild bunnies. They approach tourists in large groups to scavenge for food and visitors are more than willing to get on the ground and allow the rabbits to crawl all over them. Cute!

RabbitsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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Farmers in Japan grow square watermelons so that they are easier to store.

Farmers in Japan grow square watermelons so that they are easier to storeSource: cnn.com, Image: wikipedia
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The birth rate in Japan is so low that adult diaper sales are higher than baby diaper sales.

The birth rate in Japan is so low that adult diaper sales are higher than baby diaper salesSource: nytimes, Image: wikipedia

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Masabumi Hosono, a Japanese citizen who survived the sinking of the Titanic, was labeled a coward in Japan because he didn't go down with the rest of the passengers.

Masabumi Hosono, a Japanese citizen who survived the sinking of the Titanic, was labeled a coward in Japan because he didn't go down with the rest of the passengersSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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