Things about countries
1]. Shaped water melon:
They were invented back in the 70’s by a graphic designer so that it can fit compactly into a fridge and can be cut easily. Japanese farmers grow them in a special container to get the shape. Since it’s pretty expensive, people don’t buy them as food but rather as decorative items.. Fake food:
Specialist make this kind of food out of plastic or wax and it looks just delicious as the real one. Many restaurants use fake foods to display popular dishes and to attract hungry customers in Japan. These replicas cost more than the dishes they imitate.
Back in the 40’s, scientists brought a number of rabbits to an island in Japan to do some tests. Later, the rabbits were freed and started to multiply. Now the island is full of them and attracts a lot of tourists.. People pusher:
Subways and train stations get really overcrowded during rush hour. That’s why the Asian staffs and part-time workers have to perform the routine procedure of pushing people inside trains to fit in as much as possible before the doors close.
Before going inside a building, you can park and lock your umbrella, just like you do with your bikes. Many government buildings, offices, and hotels in Japan have this sort of umbrella rack.. Millions of vending machines:
Japan has more than five million of them, mostly because they save time for people who work late hours. Besides, Japanese vending machines aren’t just for snacks and drinks. You can basically buy anything, from live lobsters, to under wears in this machines.
Punctuality is a really big thing in Japan and trains stations do every thing they can to avoid delay. If a train is five minutes late, the railway company might have to issue a delay certificate to railway workers and passengers who missed an important appointment, and if the delay is longer than an hour, the railway company might have to give an official apology in newspapers.. Water saving sinks:
They are located right over the toilet’s tank. The idea is quite simple; first you wash your hands over the sink, then the sink water goes straight into the toilet’s tank, and finally, you can flush the toilet after you are done with your business. So you save water by using it twice.. Naps at work:
In Japan culture, dozing off at work is considered a sign of being a hardworking person who is committed to their job. Some people even fake it.. Doll village:
The village of Naguro used to have a population of 300 people, but now, less than 40 residents live there. A local artist In the village made over three hundred life size dolls and are located in various States of action. For example, there is a whole of classroom of them in a village school that was closed a while ago.
It’s common in Chinese culture to avoid the number ‘four’ because it’s considered to be very unlucky. That’s why some buildings don’t have fourth floors, stores don’t sell a set of cutlery for four and the numbers of guest to some events can’t be four.. Blue traffic light:
They use a blue traffic light instead of a green one. The reason for that hides in their language. Historically, there was only one word for both green and blue in Japanese. When traffic lights first appeared in the country, they were as green as anywhere else, but people still called the green colour blue. To make things right, the government decided to use the blueish shade of green instead of the normal green.. Cleaning class:
Japanese kids learn how to clean in schools because it’s part of their education. They mop their classrooms, do dusting, and even clean the bathrooms. Teachers believe it’s a great way to raise responsible citizens.. Futuristic toilets:
Toilets in Japan are very high-tech. To use one, a person should know what all the buttons are for. There is a variety of functions including heating the seats, spraying warm water to clean the user up, and even playing music.
Japan is a densely populated country. So they don’t like to waste space. That’s why their parking lots have smart system. They are designed like multilevel garages.. Cafe companion:
Sitting alone in a cafe and enjoying your coffee and food is common for most people around the world, but in Japan, you’ll get a huge moo man to sit next to you so you don’t have to sit alone.
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