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Japan

Japan

Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The Kanji that make up Japan's name mean "sun origin", and Japan is often called "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest are Honshu, Ho...

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The Best Anime Movies of All Time 45k votes A list of all the best anime movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This anime movie lis...
The Best Types of Japanese Food 4.6k votes Who's up for sushi? Sashimi? Mochi? Tea? This is a list of the absolute best Japanese foods, ranked by deliciousness. Japan ...
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30 Utterly Bizarre Japanese Snack Foods That Actually Exist 2.4k votes This is a list of the craziest Japanese snack foods. The Japanese have a pretty amazing imagination when it comes to their s...
The Best Japanese Music Artists 5.2k votes Japanese music can encompasses a wide number of genres and artists. For some, music of Japan could signify the traditional m...
Favorite Japanese Actresses 8.6k votes As the fourth largest film industry in the world, Japan is one of the oldest and most prolific countries when it comes to ci...
List of Japanese Inventions 3.4k votes A list of famous Japanese inventions and innovations. Ancient cultures have long been known to discover, create, and produce...
The Craziest Japanese Fashion Trends 5.9k votes Ah, Japan: birthplace of sushi, tentacle porn, and some of the strangest fashion trends you've laid your eyes on. A steady h...
The Top Must-See Attractions in Tokyo 634 votes List of top things to do in Tokyo. This list ranks the top tourist attractions in Tokyo, the capital city of Japan. Tokyo is...
The Best Documentaries About Japan 125 votes This list of the best documentaries about Japan has been ranked by the community and includes popular and recognizable title...
The Best Olympic Athletes from Japan 926 votes List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Japan, with photos when available. These are the best Japanese Olympians of all t...
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The Best Soccer Players from Japan 2.5k votes List of the best soccer players from Japan. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Japan, along with phot...
The Best Tennis Players from Japan 444 votes List of the best tennis players from Japan, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Japan has produc...
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The Best Movies About World War II Japan 224 votes Movies about World War II Japan fascinate audiences, and with good reason. This period in history is marked by drama and blo...
What Sex Was Like in Feudal Japan 694k views Feudal Japan is often idealized in historical works of art and modern fiction. This historical period is associated wit...
Crazy Things You Didn't Know About Seppuku 692k views Seppuku, also called  harakiri, is ritualistic suicide by disembowelment, practiced mostly by samurai in feudal Japan....
The Kyushu University Medical Experiments: In 1945, The Japanese Vivisected 8 US Airmen While They Were Still Alive 169k views Vivisection is the act of performing surgery or medical procedures on a living creature for the sole purposes of experi...
The Creepiest Japanese Monsters & Demons (and the Stories Behind Them) 1.1k votes Japanese lore is dense with  yokai, supernatural beings that come in many forms. These  creatures - call them de...
15 Basic Facts Most People Don't Know About The Actual History of Ninjas 88k views Are ninjas real? While they seem like a part of Japanese folklore, they are, in fact, real. While most people think of ...
Famous Japanese Inventors List 76 votes List of famous Japanese inventors, listed loosely by relevance with photos when available. These are some of the greatest Ja...
The Best Museums in Japan 49 votes A list of the most visited museums in Japan, with pictures. For some, "the most popular" means "the best"...
7 Misconceptions About Japanese Culture Anime Perpetuates 50k views Popular anime have garnered audiences from across the world, but with so many inaccurate portrayals of Japanese culture...
What Happened Immediately After the Bombs Were Dropped on Japan 31k views At the end of WWII, Japan was in nearly total devastation, and the civilians who remained loyal to their country and Emperor...
The Best Movies About Tokyo 130 votes Tokyo, also referred to as the “Eastern Capital” is the capital of Japan and the most populous metropolitan city in the enti...
The Best Japanese Beers 135 votes The Japanese are known for their wisdom, sushi, anime, and many other cultural touchstones. It’s no wonder that some of our ...
15 Things You Didn't Know About The Japanese Version Of The Ring 31k views In 1998, a little Japanese horror movie named Ringu was released and it changed the face of horror cinema forever. In T...
13 Totally Absurd Themed Cafes That Could Only Be In Japan 858 votes If you visited your local Hello Kitty cafe and thought it was a bit too tame for your tastes, these weird Japanese themed ca...
10 Common Misconceptions People Have About Geisha 26k views There are many misconceptions about geisha, namely the belief that they were fancy prostitutes. The pervasiveness of th...
The 13 Coolest Japanese Arcades You Have to See to Believe 138 votes Your local arcade may have boarded up its doors a few decades ago, but in Japan, arcades are as popular as ever. It should c...
14 Borderline Amazing Japanese Bathroom Perks You Can't Find In America 121 votes No one says, "I'm going overseas for the sweet restrooms!," but bathrooms in Japan have fascinated visitors with t...
11 Fascinating Details About the Lives of Kamikaze Pilots 26k views The Japanese word kamikaze translates to "divine wind." It refers to the storms that saved Japan from the invading...
Reasons Japan Became a Sexless Society and What It Means for the Future 11k views Studies suggest that Japan is is shifting towards a sexless society. Life in Japan has changed drastically since the 1990s, ...
How Pearl Harbor Is Taught in Japanese Schools 72k views Have you ever wondered how the Pearl Harbor attacks are taught in Japan? What do Japanese students really lea...
10 Unbelievably Badass Stories Of Real Samurai From Ancient Japan 322 votes For nearly 700 years, the power of the samurai held sway over feudal Japan. These Japanese warriors forged a legend uni...
The Insanely Violent Life Of The Greatest Samurai Of All Time 1.2k views There are many famous samurai and many great stories of samurai doing some seriously badass things. A careful examination of...
Ant-Walking Alligators And Other Horrors From The Aftermath Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki 40k views Americans, and indeed most people within the contemporary Western world, receive a version of history that is, without a dou...
10 Alarming Facts About the "Cult" That Wants to Run Japan 4.4k views In 2016, a rash of articles about an extremely conservative religious cult in Japan appeared in publications ranging fr...
13 Creepy Unsolved Mysteries from Japan That'll Keep You Up at Night 19k views Unsolved mysteries from Japan are surprisingly rare. Though the reality behind the number is a point of contention, Japan do...
The Most WTF Japan Photos Ever 42k votes Ah, Japan - home to cutting edge technology, couture fashion, cool cars, and the best food ever. But Japan is about more tha...
13 Stories of What Happened Immediately After Atomic Bombs Were Dropped on Japan 12k views World War II was one of the most brutal wars in world history, and is often revered as one of the most important f...
The Unbelievable Life Of Hiroo Onoda, The Man Who Fought WWII For 30 Extra Years 9.2k views Who was Hiroo Onoda? Onoda was a Japanese soldier who refused to surrender long after the capitulation of Japan in...
16 Instances Of Everyday Japanese Tech That Make You Wish You Lived In Japan 326 votes During the late 20th century, Japan became a world leader in innovation and technology, pioneering efforts in nuclear e...
How The Samurai Went Extinct 26k views The samurai were some of the most awe-inspiring warriors the world has ever known. Fiercely loyal to their lords, they would...
16 Bleak and Desperate Realities for Japan at the End of World War II 93k views The collapse of an empire is never pretty, and the experience of Japan at the end of World War II was no exception. This lis...
15 Weird, Unexpected Realities of Life in Japan Right After WWII 63k views The end of World War 2 marked a massive transition in the culture, government, and society of Japan. Life in post-war Japan ...
The Horrifying And Lethal Experiments Of Unit 731 77k views In World War Two, Japan created a top secret project named Unit 731 which sought to learn more about human physiology. Offic...
33 Eye-Opening Historical Photos Of Japan After World War II 1.6k views Life in postwar Japan, a period that officially lasted from 1945 to 1952, was a tumultuous proposition, as the country ...
22 Wonderfully Japanese AF Video Games 111 votes A lot of amazing video games (Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Final Fantasy, Contra, Resident Evil, ...
7 Creepy Japanese Urban Legends That Inspired Horror Films 17k views There are countless Japanese urban legends and most of them are pure nightmare fuel. A lot of the legends are supernatural, ...
The Weirdest Japanese Kid Shows Of All Time 1.9k views There are a lot of uncanny, colorful, and psychedelic kids' shows out there, and that's definitely not just limited to ...
The Truth About The Creepy Cursed Kleenex Commercial From Japan 29k views It seems unlikely that a 30-year-old Kleenex ad spawned a batch of urban legends that still circulate today, but that’s exac...
American Celebs Who Were in Asian Commercials 22k views We may have laughed at Bill Murray's character pushing the Suntory whiskey brand in Lost in Translation, but the practice of...
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30 Haunting Photographs From The Second Sino-Japanese War 510 views Some historians argue that the Second Sino-Japanese War served as the catalyst for World War II. Beginni...
Anime That Actually Teach You About Traditional Japanese Culture 173 votes While most anime is focused on modern-day Japanese life, or life in fantastical worlds, there's actually a lot of anime with...
Super Nifty Pictures From The Tsukiji Fish Market 75 views If you're into Japanese cuisine and sushi culture, chances are you've assumed there's a giant Tokyo fish market that acts as...

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