According to Travel Wide magazine, Japan is an island country in East Asia, located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. As of 2021, the country's economy is the third-largest by nominal GDP and the fourth-largest by PPP. Japan has one of the world's highest life expectancies, though it is experiencing a population decline. Here are some of the things you might not know about Japan.
1. Japan is an island nation
Japan is a group of islands that form a country. It is consist of 6,852 islands, with only 430 of those inhabited.
2. Tokyo is the most populated city in the world
There are 38,140,000 people in Tokyo. The UN foresees the city to hold that title until 2030.
3. There are more pets than children
There were more registered pets than children in 2020. At that time, there were 21.3 million cats and dogs, and only 16.5 million children below the age of 15.
4. Crime is relatively non-existent
Japan's murder is 15 times less than the US, making it the safest country in Asia and the second-lowest homicide rate in the world.
5. There is little immigration and diversity
Almost everyone living in Japan was born there. Only 2% of the population are foreigners.
6. Baseball is the most popular sport
Baseball is the most-watched sport in the world. Soccer comes in as a close second.
7. It has the highest percentage of old people
28% of Japanese people are aged 65 and older. It is one of the highest proportions in the world.
There are many festivals
There are a couple who are celebrated each year as the protectors of blacksmiths and sexuality. Main festivals in shrines are held as a prayer for the blessing of children and smooth marital relationships.
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