Funny Facts about Japan(Laugh)
In Japan, they use more paper for comics than for toilet paper. There's an island in Japan that's full of rabbits. Most streets in Japan have no name. In Japan, there's a 'Crying Sumo' contest, where wrestlers compete to see who can make a baby bawl first. Japan has over 70 flavors of Fanta including 'The Mystery Fruit', 'Genius Energy' and 'Hip Hop' flavor. About 1 million Japanese men are estimated to be locking themselves in their bedrooms for years, creating social and health problems, a condition called "Hikikomori." A Snoopy Museum opened in 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. Descendants of Japan's samurai –140 years after the end of the order– remain elites in Japan, research has found. Life-sized dolls outnumber people in the village of Nagoro, Japan. In Japan, the likelihood of being killed by a gun is about the same as an American's chance of being killed by lightning. The homeless of Tokyo, Japan, sleep in 24-hour Internet cafes, since it's cheaper than paying rent. People who cannot afford to live in a house in Hong Kong and Japan take advantage of McDonalds' "doors are always open" policy and live in their restaurants. They are known as "McRefugees. You can buy eel flavored ice cream in Japan. In Japan, there's a museum of rocks that look like faces. There's a hotel in Japan staffed by robots. The check-in desk is an animatronic velociraptor. Square Watermelons are grown by Japanese farmers for easier stack and store. In Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof because youngsters use them even in the shower.
The Japaense animation industry produces more than 100 new Animes every year.
I didn't happen to come across any homeless in McDonald's or an internet cafe in Tokyo, but there seemed to be quite a few homeless in Ueno Park and also living in tents pitched by the river. That was a long time ago, though. Haven't been to Tokyo recently.
The square watermelons are so expensive though that they are mostly used as ornaments and given as special gifts. The YouTube channel OnlyInJapan did a show about them.