☯ facts about Japan ☯

1) Japan gets hit by more than one thousand earthquakes every year, or an average of three per day. Most of them are minor, but some cause serious damage.

2) Shoes are not worn in Japanese homes. The floor is raised about 6 inches at the entrance to a Japanese home to indicate you should remove your shoes and put on slippers before walking on the floor. Some floors are made of tatami (woven straw mats).

3) There are millions of vending machines in Japan, and they sell everything from candy and sodas to cell phones and iPods.

4) The capital of Japan is Tokyo.

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