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.

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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.

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 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!

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 4. Emperor Meiji left Kyoto capital and arrived in Edo in 1868 and named it Tokyo, meaning the Eastern Capital.

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5. The Eiffel Tower was the inspiration for the Tokyo Tower.

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6. “Pushers” (or Oshiya) are employed by Tokyo railway companies to push people into crowded trains during rush hour

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 7. Shinjuku was recognized as the World’s Busiest Station by Guinness World Record on 1st January 2011

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 8. Capsule hotels are found in Tokyo. Rooms include TV, Wi-Fi, and electric socket

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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!

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10. In general, the Japanese do not believe in any specific religion, but events such as Christmas and Halloween are greatly celebrated

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