Japan, as the howtown of anime products, is one of the most visited countries in the world. Believe me, I went there before the pandemic and it’s safe to say that Japan HAS it all. Whatever hobbies or interest you have, Japan is always a fit destination for you. From the anime-ish culture to metal music or horror fans, there’re always things to do in Japan. But there are several facts that you might not know yet about Japan, which i’ll be telling you right now.
1. One of the most priciest capital cities in the world Tokyo is consistently ranked one of the most expensive cities in the world. For many years it has made headlines on the list, although Singapore has been stealing the top spot for a while.
The miniscule living spaces reflect this high cost. In the capital city, the average size of an apartment hovers around 650 square feet (or 60 square meters).
2. Home of the longest life expectancy The Japanese have one of the world’s highest life expectancies, with the average person reaching the age of 84. Currently, the oldest person on the planet according to Guinness World Records is a Japanese lady and turned 117 years old in January 2020.
The country is also known as one of the healthiest in the world, in part due to their fresh and nutritious diet. Traditionally, locals subsist on seasonal fish, seaweed, vegetables, and fermented foods such as miso.
3. Country of Superlatives
Tokyo’s metropolitan area is the world’s largest with 8 million people, so exploring the capital is a feat in itself. It is easy to get lost or to spend an hour going from point A to point B.
The country’s economy is the third largest in the world after China and the US, despite decades of deflation and stagnant economic growth. It is also the world’s number one car manufacturer, with exports all around the world.
4. An almost no theft country
Most of us have it hammered into us that we should never leave our belongings unattended, especially in public places.
This makes it quite the shock to walk into a busy Japanese cafe, and see expensive bags and laptops lying on the tables, while their owners are away ordering food or visiting the restrooms.
Then, in the subways, you might see people with their backpacks wide open, exposing their phones and wallets. And yet, nobody is afraid of pickpockets.
How can this be?
One of the most interesting facts about Japan is that there is barely any crime there, especially theft. In 2017, crime hit a record low with only 915,111 recorded cases in all of Japan. In particular, incidences of thievery continued to drop sharply each year. Japanese feel safest about their country, after Singaporeans.
5. 24/7 party is available
Tokyo, Osaka and other Japanese metropolises are known as cities that never sleep. Convenience stores are open 24/7, and the neon signs flicker all night long. You might expect that you can hang out at a bar until 2am and then grab a subway home, like you could in New York City.
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