1. THERE ARE MORE SENIORS THAN KIDS
Did you know that they actually sell more adult diapers than kid’s diapers? I don’t know about you, but to me, that’s one of the more bizarre facts about Japan! The Japanese islands of Okinawa have one of the world’s longest lifespans, and currently, the oldest humans in the world are two Japanese people at 117 and 116 years old.
2. MOST VENDING MACHINES IN THE WORLD
One of the things you will notice when traveling to Japan is the huge amount of vending machines. They’re literally everywhere, around every corner, and it’s almost like they’re part of the modern Japanese culture, but also a good and convenient way for the companies to sell beverages and make money without paying staff.
3. TO SLURP UP THE NOODLES IS CONSIDERED POLITE
If you go to a noodle restaurant in Japan, (which you should) don’t be afraid to slurp up the noodles. On the contrary, this is considered polite. According to Japanese customary, it’s polite to slurp up the noodles since it shows the cook that you appreciate the food and at the same time, it enhances the flavors.
4. THERE ARE CAFES WHERE YOU CAN PAY TO CUDDLE
But there is nothing sexual about it. The reason that these cafes exist is because a lot of inhabitants are single and loneliness is a big problem in Japan due to too much work. That’s why there is demand for cuddling and intimacy, and at these cafes, you can come and get a hug or just lie down in someone’s lap, or spend time together with another human being.
5. IN JAPAN, YOU BOW INSTEAD OF SHAKING HANDS
For international guests and business persons, you will probably shake hands because Japanese people always want to be polite and welcome their guests with their own culture. But if you want to show the same politeness and cultural awareness, you should bow instead of shaking hands. According to tradition, the lower you bow, the more respect you show towards the other person.0