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18 Weirdest Things About Japan

We've been seeing articles about crazy food recipes in Japan recently, and it's pretty sure that this country is super interesting. Not just the food, this country has so much more to offer that we don't know yet. 

Here are some of the cool things that make Japan so damn awkward.

18 Weirdest Things About Japan

18 Weirdest Things About Japan

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1. The Rabbit Island.

1. The Rabbit Island.

There's an entire island in Japan dedicated to rabbits which is a famous tourist attraction. The bunnies are friendly and tourists love having them crawl around everywhere. Bizarre!

2. Square watermelons

2. Square watermelons

Farmers grow watermelons in square shape so that they are easy to store.

3. Adult diapers are sold higher

3. Adult diapers are sold higher

Adult diapers are sold way more than baby diapers.

4. Titanic survivor was labeled a coward.

4. Titanic survivor was labeled a coward.

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

5. Cat cafe

5. Cat cafe

Japan also has cat cafes where people can go, drink coffee and hang out with kittens.

6. Sleeping on the job

6. Sleeping on the job

In Japan, sleeping during the job is considered as a sign of working too hard. They are also allowed 30-minute break session in the afternoon to take a nap.

7. Pubs and late night dancing was illegal.

7. Pubs and late night dancing was illegal.

Discotheques, pubs and late night dancing was illegal in Japan until 2015.

8. No janitors

8. No janitors

Teachers and students clean the school together.

9. Japan is the highest consumer of chopsticks.

9. Japan is the highest consumer of chopsticks.

It uses over 24 billion pairs chopsticks every year.

10. 'Donald' McDonald.

10. 'Donald' McDonald.

Ronald McDonald is called 'Donald' McDonald because Japanese people cannot produce the 'R' sound.

11. People eat KFC on Christmas Eve.

11. People eat KFC on Christmas Eve.

It's a tradition and sometimes they pre-order buckets of KFC chicken months in advance.

12. Fastest trains

12. Fastest trains

The Maglev trains travel at the speed of 500 km per hour or 300 miles per hour by hovering over the tracks using magnets.

13. 90% smartphones are waterproof.

13. 90% smartphones are waterproof.

This is because the Japanese people mostly use their phones while taking a shower.

14. The Shinto Kanamara Matsuri

14. The Shinto Kanamara Matsuri

It's a festival that celebrates peni$ and fertility.

15. No street names

15. No street names

For some weird reasons, streets aren't named in Japan.

16. The Crying Sumo Contest

16. The Crying Sumo Contest

Where sumo wrestlers compete against each other to see who makes a baby cry first.

17. Godzilla

17. Godzilla

Godzilla was made the citizen of Japan and was also appointed the brand ambassador for tourism in Shinjuku.

18. Hikikomori

18. Hikikomori

It is the name given to the condition suffered by young men in Japan when they lock themselves up in a room for years at a time due to depression and anxiety suffered due to failure.

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