Jacob Harris

Jacob Harris

from United States

Thank you for reading one of my many articles about Japan. I've lived here for several years now, and absolutely love to share my experiences with those looking to know more about the country.

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How Does Japan Prepare For Earthquakes?
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How Does Japan Prepare For Earthquakes?

According to the United States Geological Survey, about 90% of earthquakes in the world occur in the Ring of Fire in the Pacific Ocean. Many parts of Japan lie directly over the Ring. Some of its islands sit on top of huge tectonic plates that tend to grind together and produce massive earthquakes.

Do The Yakuza Still Exist In Japan?

Do The Yakuza Still Exist In Japan?

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Johnny Mnemonic, Kill Bill, Gokusen, Cowboy Bebop, Nurarihyon no Mago, these movies, TV series, and anime may have different stories but they have one thing in common: the Yakuza or, as we Westerners know it, the Japanese mafia.

Why Does Japan Drive On The Left?
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Why Does Japan Drive On The Left?

Japan's practice of driving on the left side of the road originates back to the Edo Period when samurai would walk on the left side of the road. This was later officiated when Great Britain helped Japan build its first railway and street tram system.

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