Sometimes I read the Facts and Really cant believe that they are reality check out them, also let us know if you know more about them and your views…. 1. Many people have just thought of eating horse meat, especially damp and cold. But in Japan, raw horse meat, also called basashi, is considered a delicacy and is served in many restaurants. It’s not a fad – raw horsemeat Japanese eat for decades.
Japan is very beautiful, but very dangerous country. Not because of the high crime rate, far – judging by this indicator, it is one of the safest countries in the world. The fact that this is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.
2. Japan experienced 1,500 earthquakes a year. Fortunately, most of them were only weak tremors, but terrible destructive earthquakes here too there. In the past this has led to thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in damage. The main factor is the geographical position of Japan – the country is located at the junction of four massive tectonic plates, and when the plates move, an earthquake occurs. In 2011, the plate suddenly began to move very actively, which led to the catastrophe.
That earthquake, called Tohoku, is considered the strongest and most devastating earthquake in Japanese history – its magnitude was 9.0 points. Despite this, Tohoku still was not the most deadly earthquake: in 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake of magnitude “only” 7.9 points killed 142,800 Japanese residents.
3. Japan – the country of vending machines
Japanese love vending machines – are scattered across the country about 5520 different instances. For many years these machines have been greatly improved, some of them very comfortable, others – utterly bizarre.
In most countries, vending machines commonly sell snacks: chips, candy, sodas. But the Japanese vending machines combine practicality with his love for innovation and the unusual.
In Japan’s its normal to buy vending machines fresh eggs, bags of rice, bouquets of fresh flowers, toilet paper, condoms, umbrellas, live fish, porn magazines – everything you can imagine. Unusual, but it is very convenient.
4. Japan’s perfectly normal to slurp when eating noodles or soup
In the western world people has adopted, without making any unnecessary sounds – chaw or slurping is considered unnecessary and rude. But in Japan, its quite the opposite – slurp perfectly normal and acceptable even in public. And even highly recommended.
When the Japanese eat hot soup or noodles, they smacked, sip, champ and behave, from the point of view of Western man as a pig. Why? This behavior is seen in Japan as a sign of appreciation and approval. This means that you like so much soup or noodles that you want to cram into his mouth as much as possible at any cost. In other words, this behavior is a compliment to the chef for a job well done.
5. The national sport of Japan – Sumo, and the most beloved and popular is baseball, which is also called yakiu. It was brought to Japan,By American athlete named Horace Wilson: In 1873, the University of Tokyo under the direction of Mr. Wilson, the first baseball game, and since then has become the most favorite yakiu Japanese team sport.
In Japan, there are two professional baseball leagues: Pacific and Central. Also, baseball is played in high schools and universities across the country. Games involving school teams frequently and will gladly watch on TV – such amateur games often broadcast on national television.
6. In Japan suicide rate is very high
Japan, as we have already said – a rich country with an interesting history and a vibrant culture.It is beautiful. Its a home for modern, disciplined, hardworking and successful in all respects of the nation. But not everything is rosy: in Japan suicide rate is very high. Annually reduce their own lives more than 30 000 men and women, with an estimated 24.4 per 100 000 Japanese citizens likely impose his own hand.
Suicide in Japan has become a serious problem: in fact, the main cause of death among women aged 15 to 34 years and men aged 20 to 44 years.
Why a wealthy, highly developed country like going? Apparently, in Japan, A big problem is with unemployment. If you save your work suddenly does not work, many former employees hate their own lives. The saddest thing is that most often due to problems with the work of young people commit suicide, many – recent college graduates. Other causes of suicide among the Japanese – depression and financial difficulties.
7. The same water for bathing in Japan uses the whole family
I know this is shocking
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For the Japanese bath – Its not just a way to wash away the dirt from the body, it is also an effective way to relax the mind, body and spirit. So many Japanese in the evenings take a hot bath and regularly travel to the hot springs. Unlike the Western world, a Japanese family members use the same water for bathing. But they do not take a bath at the same time: first clean father, mother and then the children.
Bath is took by almost every Japanese home, but the Japanese use more bath for relaxation than for washing. Of course, hygiene Japanese watch very carefully, but not in the wash tub. And already after thoroughly washed away and will wash off all the soap and dirt in the bathroom falling apart and going.
8. In Japan, many of the streets have no names
Yes, exactly. But how then people are guided in the Japanese cities of nameless streets? They just dont have kind of address system: street names are used instead of numbers of blocks.
Each block is assigned a unique number – and this figure is location. The gaps between the blocks – the streets – remain without names. In Japan, usually they say: “I live in the second block,” or “I work in the 13th block” instead of “I work outside of Crocodiles” or “I live on Banana Avenue.”
Many people from western countries, such a system may seem confusing and inefficient, but in fact it is not. Get used to such a system is very simple, it is also easy to use, and thus can find the area very quickly.
For example, if the restaurant you are looking for in Tokyo, located in the 12th quarter, then you need to take a map and find her block number 12. And – you find where to go. In addition, the number of the block easier to associate with a place on the map and memorize the route than usual for us the names of streets.
9. Japan normally adopt adult men
Typically, a pair of Western countries adopt infants or small children. The reasons may be different – infertility or companionship, it does not matter. But in Japan, things are quite different: for many Japanese families, especially the wealthy, to adopt totally normal adult males.
Why? There are two reasons. First, the adult male will continue the race. Japan, like many other countries in the world – a patriarchal society, and the names are transmitted through the male children. Couples who have only daughters, it may consider taking the family of an adult male to race not waned.
Second, the adult male will provide additional financial support to the family or help in the business. This practice is quite common in rich Japanese families owning large companies.
Adult males can inherit the family business and to manage it or start new. Even if the family has other contenders for male inheritance, but his father sees that for doing things they do not fit, they can take a good leader for a family.
Sexually, the Japanese are very open. Some types of sexual behavior in the western world are considered taboo, but many Japanese are taken for granted and practiced. Perfect example – hentai: manga or anime, which depicted sexual intercourse between people, monsters, or even tentacles. Hentai can be easily purchased in bookstores or kinomagazinah nationwide.
The Japanese invented not only hentai, but nyotaimori – sushi served on a naked female body. More Japanese have tsubashanpu, bukakke and unagi. In practice tsubashanpu man experiencing sexual pleasure from the fact that spits on the face of many girls. In bukakke female or male sperm falls on your face a few men. And in the woman’s vagina unagi placed a live eel.
The Japanese invented binding – an important element of BDSM. Also, in Japan there are institutions offering people sadomasochistic services if they experience pleasure from pain and humiliation. Sex dolls are sold for 10 thousand dollars or rented for $ 100 per hour.Any sexual perversion you can imagine, certainly practiced in Japan and is considered normal.