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LGBT prostitution is not illegal in Japan

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender LGBT persons in Japan may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT persons. Same-sex sexual activity was legalized in 1880 after the installation of the Napoleonic Code and the age of consent is currently equalized. Same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are ineligible for the legal protections available to […]

Blood types in Japanese culture

Blood types in Japanese culture

Many people in Japan are discriminated against because of their blood type.Employers often request blood types.Children at school have been split up by blood type.Japan’s softball team customises training by player’s blood type.Companies have assignments according to workers blood type. There exists a common, popular belief in Japan and other East Asian countries that a […]

Japan Shinkansen high speed rail system never had a fatal accident

Japan Shinkansen high speed rail system never had a fatal accident

Shinkansen also known as the “Bullet Train”, is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan operated by four Japan Railways Group companies. Starting with the Shinkansen (515.4 km) in 1964, the network has expanded to currently consist of 2,387.7 km (1,483.6 mi) of lines with maximum speeds of 240–320 km/h (149–199 mph), 283.5 km (176.2 […]

Nijō Palace in Kyoto has special floors that squeak when walked upon

Nijō Palace in japan has special floors that squeak when walked upon

The Nijo Palace in Kyoto has special floors that squeak when walked upon, a sound that is very similar to the Nightingale birds. So when attackers tried to kill the Shogun, they would give their position away, but would only think that the birds outside are chirping. “Nijo Castle (二条城 Nijō-jō?) is a flatland castle located in Kyoto, Japan. The […]

Skyscraper in Japan has a highway passing through sixth seventh floors

Skyscraper in Japan has a highway passing through sixth seventh floors

Gate Tower Building (Skyscraper) is a 16-storey office building in Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Japan. It is notable for the highway that passes through the building. It has been nicknamed “beehive” referring to its appearance as a “bustling place”. Overview The building has a double core construction, with a circular cross section. The Umeda Exit of the Ikeda […]