世界最古の会社、子供よりもペットが多い... 海外サイトが紹介する日本のあれこれベスト10


知っているようで、意外と知られていない日本のあれこれ。日本人でも知らないかもしれない事実を、<factslides>が紹介している。あなたはどれだけ、知っていただろうか?

1.深夜のダンスは違法
(特にクラブでの)ダンスを規制する風営法を指しているようだ。

21年間の地震回数は1,500回(ほど)
国にもよるが、日本に来る外国人がビックリすることの1つがこれ。

3100歳以上のお年寄りの数は5万人以上
今や超・高齢化社会。

4.銃関連の殺人事件が起きるのは、1年に2件(ほど)
最近ではそうでもない気もするが。

5.世界最古の会社があった
これは578年創業の建設会社・金剛組。主に神社仏閣の設計や施工を手掛けてきたが、2006年に経営破たんした。

66,800もの島で成り立っている
まさに"島国"。

7.電車のダイヤの正確さは世界有数
遅延時間は平均18秒しかないのだとか。

8.四角スイカが登場
箱詰めもしやすいとか。海外、特にロシアでも大人気で、数万円で売られているそう。すごい!!

9.子供よりもペットの数が多い
少子化の影響なのか...。ペットを"うちの子"と呼ぶ人もいますしね。

10.出生率がかなり低く、子供用よりも大人用オムツの売上が多い
そういえば最近、大人のオムツ売り場のほうが広い気もします...。

いかがでしたか? 創立は江戸時代なんていう老舗の存在は知っていたけれど、飛鳥時代の会社があったとは...。また深夜のダンスを禁止するという風営法は、CNNでは"おかしなエンタメ法律"と紹介されていました。皆さんはどう思いますか?

【参照リンク】
・Japan Facts you didn't know at FACTSlides
http://www.factslides.com/s-Japan 

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BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 23:  H.R.H. Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan visits the Japanese Garden at the Gaerten der Welt gardens in Marzahn district on June 23, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Crown Prince Naruhito is on the second of a three-day visit to Germany.

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - JUNE 19: Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan attends the Wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling on June 19, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 23:  H.R.H. Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan visits the Japanese Garden at the Gaerten der Welt gardens in Marzahn district on June 23, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Crown Prince Naruhito is on the second of a three-day visit to Germany.

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KOBE, JAPAN - JANUARY 17:  People light candles pray for the victims of the Kobe Great Earthquake during a memorial ceremony to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake on January 17, 2012 in Kobe, Japan. People gathered early this morning to pay their respects and light bamboo lanterns in the park for more 6,000 people who lost their lives in the 7.3 magnitude earthquake.

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KOBE, JAPAN - JANUARY 17:  Women light candles and pray during the Kobe Great Earthquake during a memorial ceremony to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake on January 17, 2012 in Kobe, Japan. People gathered early this morning to pay their respects and light bamboo lanterns in the park for more 6,000 people who lost their lives in the 7.3 magnitude earthquake.

KOBE, JAPAN - JANUARY 17:  A woman holds the candle and prays for the victims of the Kobe Great Earthquake during a memorial ceremony to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake on January 17, 2012 in Kobe, Japan. People gathered early this morning to pay their respects and light bamboo lanterns in the park for more 6,000 people who lost their lives in the 7.3 magnitude earthquake.

KOBE, JAPAN - JANUARY 17:  A man holds a candle and prays for the victims of the Kobe Great Earthquake during a memorial ceremony to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake on January 17, 2012 in Kobe, Japan. People gathered early this morning to pay their respects and light bamboo lanterns in the park for more 6,000 people who lost their lives in the 7.3 magnitude earthquake.

KOBE, JAPAN - JANUARY 17:  A man prays for the victims of the Kobe Great Earthquake during a memorial ceremony to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake on January 17, 2012 in Kobe, Japan. People gathered early this morning to pay their respects and light bamboo lanterns in the park for more 6,000 people who lost their lives in the 7.3 magnitude earthquake.

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KYOTO, JAPAN - DECEMBER 13:  Photographers take pictures of Maiko and geiko geisha girls as they walk outside the traditional art and tea house after showing their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year.

KYOTO, JAPAN - DECEMBER 13:  Maiko and geiko geisha girls  walk with their teacher as they attend an event to show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year.

KYOTO, JAPAN - DECEMBER 13:  Maiko and geiko geisha girls line up to receive special fans from their traditional dance master as they show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year.

KYOTO, JAPAN - DECEMBER 13:  Maiko and geiko geisha girls receive special fans from their traditional dance master Inoue Yachiyo (L) as they show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year.

KYOTO, JAPAN - DECEMBER 13:  A geiko geisha girl walks after receiving special fan from her traditional dance master as they show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year.

KYOTO, JAPAN - DECEMBER 13:  Maiko and geiko geisha girls pose after bowing to their teacher of traditional art and tea houses, to show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year.

KYOTO, JAPAN - DECEMBER 13:  Maiko and geiko geisha girls bow after receiving special fan from their traditional dance master Inoue Yachiyo (L), as they show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year.

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