50 Facts About Japan


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Lists of facts about Japan are almost always half misleading or straight up inaccurate, and half basic facts that everyone already knows. (Did you know JAPANESE VENDING MACHINES?!) So we've been trying to collect interesting facts about Japan that are actually true for years, and we finally reached 50!

This video took the most time to make out of all our videos so far--more than 250 hours!! We put weeks into researching facts, tossing ones that either weren't true or as interesting as we first thought, and verifying the necessary ones with statistics from official sources (do you know the pain… of trying to translate 100+ page government reports…). Those sources are in the description box. We called agencies to ask them questions directly. We visited museums. We drove all over the place and filmed a lot of B roll (oh so much B roll). So here it is, basically everything we know about Japan (well, maybe not everything). Some of you may recognize a couple facts in here that we've talked about in past videos! I really hope you guys enjoy this video!!

Thank you so much to all the people who upload images, sounds and EVEN VIDEO OF A RARE CAT HOLY CRAP to Wikipedia!! You’re the real MVP. There were a lot of things there was little possibility of us ever being able to capture on film ourselves. Thank you to you guys for being patient with us as we take our sweet time making these videos. And thank you to Skillshare for sponsoring this and helping us pay for groceries while we spent an entire month working on a single video. orz

4. https://www.jda.or.jp/en/introduction.html
12. http://www.nri.com/global/opinion/papers/2008/pdf/np2008137.pdf
15. www.mlit.go.jp/common/001145930.pdf
23. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_rail_usage
28. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_music_industry_market_share_data
39. http://www.maff.go.jp/aqs/english/animal/dog/import-other.html
41. https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg200962
43. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26872717

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Date Added: 2019-04-12

Category: Japan

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