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32 facts tagged with Japan Facts
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.
Around 300 ft uphill from the highest water level reached by the 2011 Tōhoku tsunami sits a centuries-old stone marker that warns: “Do not build your homes below this point!”
In Japan, there are more pets than there are children.
The CEO of Japan Airlines makes $90,000 a year, less than the pilots. During an interview, he said "We in Japan learned during the bubble economy that businesses who pursue money first fail. The business world has lost sight of this basic tenet of business ethics."