Wanna know some fact about Japan?
Japan is a unique country. For centuries, it was isolated from the rest of the world and in that time, it developed a culture of its own! Here are some things you might not have known about the Land Of The Rising Sun:
-The Japanese language uses a mix of four different writing systems! Japanese uses Chinese characters (called kanji), two separate alphabets (okay, ÂgsyllabariesÂh if you want to be specific) as well as English letters and numbers. Often a sentence will contain all four of these together. Not surprisingly, kids spend their entire public education career from K-12 learning how to read!
-Japan has more vending machines per capita than any other country in the world! In Japan, you will see vending machines everywhere you look. They sell a variety of goods; from snacks and beverages to fried foods and ice cream. One of Japan’s most amazing contributions to modern civilization is the hot cans of coffee you can get in vending machines everywhere!
-Japan has the most technologically advanced train system in the world. You can get just about anywhere on the train. They brag that their trains are always on time (not true! But most of the time, they are). Japan also has the fastest trains in the world, including the famous Âgbullet trainÂh or shinkansen.
-Japan is one of the safest countries in the world. The rate of violent crime is very low, and there are police boxes, or kobans, near almost every train station where people can go for help.
-In Japan, everybody recycles. In fact, you might have a harder time trying to find a regular trash bin than a recycle bin! For new residents, the trash system is a bit overwhelming, but in the long run Japan is very efficient and environmentally-minded about its trash disposal.
-Japan is one of the most forested countries in the world. The tree per square foot ratio in Japan is one of the highest. The result is that, although you may tend to imagine Japan as a high-tech futuristic urban landscape, it actually has lots of thick forests and greenery.
These are just a few interesting facts about Japan. Now, come and experience it yourself!