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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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Favorite Japanese Actresses 8.9k 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...
The Best Japanese Music Artists 10.6k votes Japanese music can encompasses a wide number of genres and artists. For some, music of Japan could signify the traditional m...
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The Best Documentaries About Japan 218 votes This list of the best documentaries about Japan has been ranked by the community and includes popular and recognizable title...
The Best Japanese Brands 1.2k votes Some of the biggest companies in the world are based in and began in Japan. From the world's largest automobile manufacturer...
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Feudal Japan Went On A Brutal Campaign To Exterminate Christianity, With Horrifying Results 3.2k views When Jesuit missionaries traveled to Japan in the 1540s, they had hopes of introducing their faith to new, en...
The Tragic Story Behind The Single Most Depressing Image Of World War II 18.0k views There is a photograph of a little boy at a funeral pyre in WWII that burns itself into the consciousnesses of those who see ...
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7 Misconceptions About Japanese Culture Anime Perpetuates 54.3k views Popular anime have garnered audiences from across the world, but with so many inaccurate portrayals of Japanese culture...
How Pearl Harbor Is Taught in Japanese Schools 81.1k views Have you ever wondered how the Pearl Harbor attacks are taught in Japan? What do Japanese students really lea...
11 Fascinating Details About the Lives of Kamikaze Pilots 27.5k 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 13.1k views Studies suggest that Japan is is shifting towards a sexless society. Life in Japan has changed drastically since the 1990s, ...
10 Unbelievably Badass Stories Of Real Samurai From Ancient Japan 414 votes For nearly 700 years, the power of the samurai held sway over feudal Japan. These Japanese warriors forged a legend uni...
The Medieval Japanese Practice Of Self-Mummification Is Horrifying And Disgusting 36.5k views Can people turn themselves into mummies? Have you, personally, ever wondered how to mummify your own body, or how to ot...
The Most WTF Japan Photos Ever 42.2k votes Ah, Japan - home to cutting edge technology, couture fashion, cool cars, and the best food ever. But Japan is about more tha...
13 Creepy Unsolved Mysteries from Japan That'll Keep You Up at Night 20.8k views Unsolved mysteries from Japan are surprisingly rare. Though the reality behind the number is a point of contention, Japan do...
The Horrifying, Little-Known History of Japanese Crucifixion 4.4k views Crucifixion in Japan took various forms and was used to punish thieves, threats to public order, and religious enemies alike...
33 Eye-Opening Historical Photos Of Japan After World War II 3.0k views Life in postwar Japan, a period that officially lasted from 1945 to 1952, was a tumultuous proposition, as the country ...
The Horrifying And Lethal Experiments Of Unit 731 90.3k views In World War Two, Japan created a top secret project named Unit 731 which sought to learn more about human physiology. Offic...
13 Haunting Photos of Shadows Permanently Burned Into The Ground By The Hiroshima Nuclear Blast 3.9k views The shadows at Hiroshima are a haunting reminder of the brutality of the bombing that occurred on August 6, 1945. A US B-29 ...
15 Weird, Unexpected Realities of Life in Japan Right After WWII 64.9k views The end of World War 2 marked a massive transition in the culture, government, and society of Japan. Life in post-war Japan ...
16 Bleak and Desperate Realities for Japan at the End of World War II 95.2k 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...
The Best Museums in Japan 55 votes A list of the most visited museums in Japan, with pictures. For some, "the most popular" means "the best"...
Japan's Horrifying Use Of Sikh Prisoners As Human Target Practice During WWII 27.2k views In August 1945, Allied forces prepared to launch Operation Zipper, a massive operation intended to liberate Singapore and Ma...
The Truth About The Creepy Cursed Kleenex Commercial From Japan 30.7k 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...
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13 Totally Absurd Themed Cafes That Could Only Be In Japan 872 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...
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The Insanely Violent Life Of The Greatest Samurai Of All Time 1.4k views There are many famous samurai and many great stories of samurai doing some seriously badass things. A careful examination of...
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After The Rice Harvest, The Japanese Make Amazing Giant Straw Animals You Have To See To Believe 18 votes After Japan's Fall rice harvest, there's plenty of leftover rice straw. While some rice farmers simply dispose of it, o...
22 Wonderfully Japanese AF Video Games 117 votes A lot of amazing video games (Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Final Fantasy, Contra, Resident Evil, ...
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Famous Japanese Inventors List 79 votes List of famous Japanese inventors, listed loosely by relevance with photos when available. These are some of the greatest Ja...
American Celebs Who Were in Asian Commercials 22.6k views We may have laughed at Bill Murray's character pushing the Suntory whiskey brand in Lost in Translation, but the practice of...
Japan's Opposition Leader Was Assassinated In 1960... On Live Television 4.9k views On October 12, 1960, Inejiro Asanuma – the leader of the Japanese Socialist Party – was assassinated&nbs...
10 Alarming Facts About the "Cult" That Wants to Run Japan 5.6k views In 2016, a rash of articles about an extremely conservative religious cult in Japan appeared in publications ranging fr...
30 Haunting Photographs From The Second Sino-Japanese War 4.6k views Some historians argue that the Second Sino-Japanese War served as the catalyst for World War II. Beginni...
The Weirdest Japanese Kid Shows Of All Time 2.2k views There are a lot of uncanny, colorful, and psychedelic kids' shows out there, and that's definitely not just limited to ...
Inside The Inhuman And Atrociously Successful Contest To Kill 100 With A Sword 2.0k views Of the many atrocities committed during the Rape of Nanking by the Japanese army, as part of the Empire of Japan's...
Super Nifty Pictures From The Tsukiji Fish Market 90 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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