Weekly Fun Facts: Some Astonishing Facts About Japan
1. Discount coupons are so commonly used, that there are even websites designated to just to provide coupons.
2. We eat raw egg with rice. It is called “Tamago kake gohan”. This shows that eggs sold in Japan are one of the freshest in the world.
3. 50 yen coin minted in 1987 is so rare that it is worth approx 10,000 yen. Keep a close eye on your change!
4. Emperor Meiji left Kyoto capital and arrived in Edo in 1868 and named it Tokyo, meaning the Eastern Capital.
5. The Eiffel Tower was the inspiration for the Tokyo Tower.
6. “Pushers” (or Oshiya) are employed by Tokyo railway companies to push people into crowded trains during rush hour
7. Shinjuku was recognized as the World’s Busiest Station by Guinness World Record on 1st January 2011
8. Capsule hotels are found in Tokyo. Rooms include TV, Wi-Fi, and electric socket
9. It is an unwritten rule in Japanese weddings that guests should ‘gift’ approximately 30,000 yen per person in cash. No free meals here!
10. In general, the Japanese do not believe in any specific religion, but events such as Christmas and Halloween are greatly celebrated