Interesting things about Japan

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?  🙂 )
  • 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:


Source of pictures






About Heather

I'm a wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, friend, nurse, & sister in Christ! I hope to encourage & uplift, as well as let you see a little of our everyday life. It's always sweet, sometimes a little crazy, but we love the road God has blessed us with!
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2 Responses to Interesting things about Japan

  1. Karla says:

    I love the photos! Wow!

  2. Christy says:

    Beautiful! I found the Christmas fact interesting. Do they go out on dates instead of a family time? Hmm. Thanks for sharing. I love learning about other countries and I’m so excited for your journey!

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