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UK World Scout Jamboree Unit 72. Made up of 2 Patrols from Coventry 1 from Jersey and 1 from Derby/Leicester.

  1. The land area of Japan is 377,959 square kilometers which is 1.5 times that of Britain
  2. The traditional dress of Japan is the kimono. Kimonos, which are generally made of silk, have large sleeves and reach from the shoulders all the way down to the heels. They are tied with a wide belt called an obi. Kimonos are now usually worn only on special occasions, such as the Shichi-Go-San festival, weddings, and graduation ceremonies
  3. The word for "meal" in Japanese is gohan. This word actually refers to steamed rice, but rice is such an important food to the Japanese that gohan has come to mean all sorts of meals #‎japan2015
  4.  Traditional Japanese homes are made of wood and supported by wooden pillars, but today's homes usually have Western-style rooms with wooden flooring and are often constructed with steel pillars
  5. Japan has 47 prefectures. On the basis of geographical and historical background, these prefectures can be divided into eight regions: Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu, Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu-Okinawa
  6. The current Japanese Emperor, Emperor Akihito, took to the throne in 1989 as is the 125th Emperor of Japan
  7. The largest ever World Scout Jamboree in terms of attendance was the 1929 3rd World Scout Jamboree held in the UK with 50,000 participants
  8.  Japanese society dates back to the Jomon period circa 300 BC
  9. The name for Japan in Japanese is Nippon which means “Land of the Rising Sun.” This name was given because of Japan’s location to the east of China, the direction in which the sun rises.
  10. Shinto and Japanese Buddhism are the two most common religions in Japan, though most Japanese do not claim to practice any religion
  11. Japan is made up of 4 main islands called: Hokkaidō, Honshū, Shikoku and Kyūshū
  12. Japan’s flag is all white with a red circle, representing the sun, in its center. Japan’s ties to the symbol of the sun probably originated for the same reasons as Japan’s name: it’s relation to the east of its nearest neighbors on the Asian continent
  13. In Japan squid is the most popular pizza topping
  14.  In Japan there is a sacred shrine that is rebuilt after every 20 years. It is called the Ise Grand Shrine located in the city of Ise in Mie prefecture
  15. The term "Geisha" means "person of the arts". What many people do not know is that the first Geisha were men
  16. Melons are very expensive in Japan. One can go for up to £300
  17. Ancient warriors of Japan were known as Samurai. They were very skilled fighters and swordsmen. Their main weapon was the Katana, a sharp sword with a slight curve to it
  18. Japan is an industrialized nation, producing some of the most technologically advanced motor vehicles, electronics, and machine tools
  19. Japan is home to many different forms of martial arts. Karate, Judo, Sumo, Ninjutsu, Kendo, Jujutsu, and Aikido to name a few
  20. There is a place in Japan called Jigokudani Yaenkoen, nicknamed Snow Monkey Park, where you can go and see monkeys bathing and playing in a hot natural bath! Click the link for a live webcam:
  21. The highest point in Japan in Mount Fuji, which stands at 3,776m
  22. Japan is a world leader in robotics. Japanese engineers are known for producing a range of human-like robots such as ASIMO
  23. Toyota, a Japanese company, is the 3rd largest automobile producer in the world
  24. When you slurp your noodles loudly in Japan, it is considered a sign that you are enjoying the meal
  25. Police in Japan usually carry around paint balls to shoot at fleeing motorists. This allows them to identify them more easily
  26. It is considered rude to walk while you are eating in Japan
  27. In Japan, there are about 130 voice acting schools. This is due to the success of the anime industry
  28. More paper is used for printing comics than for toilet paper in Japan
  29. Japan has produced a total of 19 Nobel Prize winners since 1949
  30. The raised floors in Japanese buildings help indicate where you should take off your shoes.
  31. Japan is the 10th most populous country in the world with a population of over 127 million people
  32. Akihabara is the worlds largest electronic goods centre. It is s district of Tokyo where it is now known as the center of Japan's otaku culture, where you will find many shops devoted to anime and manga
  33. Hello Kitty was launched in Japan, in 1974, this helplessly naïve but adorable creature has a button nose but no mouth. The brand is now worth around £5 billion
  34. The Sky Tree opened in 2012 is 634 m high and is the world’s tallest free standing broadcasting tower.
  35. In Japan there is a spa where you can swim in tea, coffee, and wine
  36. In Japan, there's a building with a road passing through it! It is called the Gate Tower Building and can be found in Osaka
  37. Japan's birthrate is so low that adult diaper sales are higher than baby diaper sales
  38. There are more pets than children in Japan... And we thought we were a nation of animal lovers