According to a Japanese poll in the year 2000, the Japanese believe that their best invention of the twentieth century was instant noodles.
The only Japanese who survived the Titanic lost his job because he was known as a coward in Japan for not dying with the other passengers.
Meth was invented in Japan. At first it was used to curb hunger and energize Japanese citizens. Later it was given to Kamikaze pilots, soldiers and wartime factory workers. It is now controlled and distributed by the Yakuza.
In Japan gambling is illegal, the way they get around the law is to give out prizes instead of cash, which the winner can then sell back to the establishment for cash.
In an act of pure humanitarianism more than 200 elderly Japanese volunteered to help clean up after the Fukushima nuclear disaster reducing the exposure of radiation to the younger generation.
Nestle has sold over 200 flavors of Kit Kat to Japan, including soy sauce, creme brulee, green tea, and banana.
Naoto Matsumura is the Most Radioactive Man on Earth. He continues to live alone in abandoned city Tomioka (affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster) to care for the animals left behind there.
Researchers in Tokyo have developed a mirror that tweaks the viewer’s reflection in real-time to make it look like they’re smiling. The projected application for this tech is for use in shopping mall bathrooms, in hopes that happier shoppers will buy more.
Japan has 67 flavors of Fanta, including ‘The Mystery Fruit’, ‘Genius Energy’ and ‘Hip Hop’ flavor.
German and Japanese trains are so punctual, they offer “Delay Certificates” so that you can prove you’re late because of train delays.
The first Japanese person in space was a heavy smoking, whiskey-drinking, middle-aged news anchorman.
Its possible to buy wigs in vending machines in Japan. Wigs for dogs that is, and mostly in Tokyo.
In Japan it’s considered extremely rude to blow your nose in public. Instead, people will just sit for hours and sniffle away.
Japan occupied a small portion of Alaska for over a year during World War II.