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Japan’s Literacy Rate available on the CIA’s website
Definition: age 15 and over can read and write
Total population: 99%
Female: 99% (2002)
This is one of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama located in Gifu. The title was awarded to the site in 1995.
12. In Japan, people are interested in your blood type – it is a common question just like someone asking your Zodiac sign
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Kongo Gumi’s employees in the early 20th century
Kongo Gumi Co. Ltd. was a construction company specializing in temple buildings. It was handed down among 40 generations since the company started in year 578.
Although known for its efficiency, public transports in Japan can cost you a lot. If you plan to travel throughout Japan, make sure to get the discount JR Pass while you’re still overseas. (It’s unavailable within Japan.)
20. Dancing in commercial buildings including nightclubs is illegal in Japan without a permit
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