Interesting facts about Japan

If during a conversation a Japanese man nods his head at you, this does not mean that he agrees with you, it simply means "I listen to you carefully and understand"

The sign "V" (victoria, victory) is always used by the Japanese when taking pictures.

The character for the number 4 is very similar to the character for the word death. Therefore, do not even try to find the 4th floor in the hospital or the 4th ward. The Japanese are superstitious people.

Japan is extremely prone to earthquakes, with an average of 1, 500 earthquakes occurring here annually.

But - an ancient and very popular genre of Japanese theatrical art - can last up to eight hours.

When washing, the Japanese do not sit in the bathtub to lather their bodies. They are soaped outside the bathtub, then rinsed, and only then immersed in hot water to freshen up and relax.

Japan is a left-hand drive country, and the steering wheel of the car is on the right.

In Japanese villages, there is no need to send invitations to weddings or funerals. Events like these are considered public events, so the whole village helps in preparing food and preparing the necessary details for the event.

During a meal, the chopstick is never inserted vertically into food. In the past, food was offered to the dead in this way.

Do you like to chomp while eating, but do not allow yourself to do so in society (with family, friends, colleagues, guests, etc.)? Then Japan is just for you. It is customary here to smack your lips while taking liquid food, such as soup. If you do not, it is believed that you do not like the food, and the owner may even be offended.

On the phone, the Japanese greet each other with strange sounds - "moshi-moshi", which means "I say, I say."

Banknotes in Japan depict men with lush facial hair and hair, as such images make it difficult to counterfeit banknotes.

The Japanese drink the soup from a cup, and then eat the thick with chopsticks. There are no spoons.

Tokyo is the largest city in the world with a population of 30 million.

Guards, newspaper hawkers and other delivery services require considerable experience to find the desired building. Getting to your destination by car is a nightmarish task for anyone, including taxi drivers. At each police post there is a huge detailed map of the area, which the police show to those who are lost.

In Japanese educational institutions, students usually sit in the same class, and teachers move between classes. In our country it is basically the other way around, but in universities it is different, as in ours: students run between buildings and classrooms.

There is an interesting unspoken rule among the Japanese - a girl should not come to work in the same clothes for two days in a row, otherwise it becomes a sign that she has not spent the night at home and is made public.

In Japan, it is not customary to leave a tip - it can even be perceived as an insult. In many restaurants, there are warnings that the employees of these establishments already receive a decent salary, so there is no need to leave a tip.

In Japan, the voltage in the network is 100 V, and the frequency of the current varies greatly in different parts of the country - on some islands the frequency is 50 Hz, on others - 60. In general, finding an outlet for connecting a device that works in Russia or any other CIS country is quite hard.

The first records of homosexual relationships in Japan date back to ancient times, and for some time in Japanese history, love between men was considered the purest form of love. And even now homosexuality is not considered something out of the ordinary.