Since we are in a waiting stage right now, there’s not a lot to write about. After our home study is finished & we are officially waiting for our referral, there really won’t be much to write about! We will be waiting for our referral for about a year or so.
Today is thanksgiving & I have so many things to be thankful for! I am thankful for my salvation, family, friends, the “things” that God has blessed me with, work, & so many more things. My list could go on forever! One other thing that I am thankful for is Japan. So, I thought I’d list a couple of interesting things about Japan! We are trying to learn about Japan & it’s culture.
Here are some things I found interesting:
- For many Japanese couples Christmas is celebrated like Valentine’s Day in the western world.
- More than 70% of Japan consists of mountains, including more than 200 volcanoes.
- Mt. Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, is an active volcano.
- There are four different writing systems in Japan, romaji, katakana, hiragana, and kanji.
- Coffee is very popular and Japan imports approximately 85% of Jamaica’s annual coffee production. (anyone want to order some coffee from our store? www.justlovecoffee.com/theperrys 🙂 )
- Sumo is Japan’s national sport, although baseball is also very popular.
- There are around 1,500 earthquakes every year in Japan.
- Raised floors help indicate when to take off shoes or slippers. At the entrance to a home in Japan, the floor will usually be raised about 6 inches indicating you should take off your shoes and put on slippers. If the house has a tatami mat room its floor may be raised 1-2 inches indicating you should to take off your slippers.
- Japan consists of over 6,800 islands.
- Japan’s population is over 126 million.
Here are some beautiful pictures I found of Japan: