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33 facts tagged with Japan Facts
The Japanese pilot who attacked a town in Oregon during WW2 returned years later to present his family's 400-year-old samurai sword to the city as a symbol of regret.
Trendy Crooked Teeth
In Japan, ‘yaeba’ (or crooked teeth) in girls is considered cute and attractive. Girls actually undergo procedures to un-straighten their teeth.
Cherry Blossom Diplomacy
The pink cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. were a gift from Imperial Japan in 1912. They sent more than 3,000 seeds to be planted near the Potomac River as a symbol of friendship between the two nations.
After World War 2 ended in 1945, a Japanese officer named Hiroo Onoda didn't surrender and continued the war for 29 years because he didn't know that Japan had surrendered and the war was over.
In 1945, a man survived the atomic blast at Hiroshima, dragged himself to an air-raid shelter, spent the night, caught the morning train so he could arrive at his job on time - in Nagasaki - where he survived another atomic blast.
Japan's Musical Roads
Japan has a network of "melody roads" that play music as you drive over them at the correct speed.
Healthiest Place on Earth
Japan's Okinawa Island has more than 450 people living above the age of 100, and is known as the healthiest place on Earth.
In Tokyo, there’s a self-proclaimed superhero who goes by the name Mangetsu Man. Keeping his identity secret, he wears a purple bodysuit with a large yellow smiley head. His self-described mission is to keep the city trash-free.