Kids watched a lot of disturbing news about Japan, due to this continuous media coverage. So, to help kids see the brighter side of Japan and know the country in a better way, we have compiled a list of Japan facts for kids.
Interesting Facts About Japan
Japan is a country which has been able to preserve its ancient culture while making rapid strides in its economy. Although it is the 3rd biggest economy in the world and stands tall among the richest nations of the world, the Japanese are very polite and hard-working. Check out some interesting facts about Japan given here.
- Japan ranks 61st in the list of the largest nations in the world according to size and its population is around 127 million according to the 2017 census. The capital city of Japan is Tokyo.
- The Prime Minister of Japan is not elected by the people, but by the legislature.
- The Japanese people have a great affection for the beauty of the landscape like mountains, volcanoes, waterfalls etc. They believe that like human beings these things also have souls.
- Japan's national anthem is 'Kimigayo' meaning 'The Emperor's Reign' and the national flag is called 'Hinomaru'.
- Japan is located at such a place on earth that it has an average of 1500 earthquakes every year. There are about 200 volcanoes in Japan.
- Americans have grown up with the idea of "help yourself", but in Japan it is considered impolite to eat until the host offers the food.
- The kids in Japan love McDonalds as much as much as American kids and McDonalds in Japanese dialect sounds like Ma-ku-do-na-ru-do.
- Japanese drive on the left and have the steering wheels on the right side of their vehicles.
- Children's day is celebrated in Japan on the 5th of May. It is a day when families celebrate the joy of having a child.
- Japanese aren't too good at English, so you can find poorly written English everywhere in shops, discos and on T-shirts.
- Japan is one of the world's largest producer of automobiles and many of the Japanese car brands like Nissan, Honda, Toyota are household names in US.
- Japanese men shave their heads as a mark of apology and women cut their hair after breaking up with their boyfriends.
These were some of the Japan facts for kids. We hope that these facts will help your kids to know this beautiful country.