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What Do You Know About JAPAN? Come Test Yourself!

Edited By: Shai Kuritzky
  Japan is one of the most fascinating places in the world. Like many island nations, it has a rich, unique culture you won't find elsewhere. The Japanese travel around the world and you can see their tourists pretty much everywhere, but how much do YOU know about THEM? Answer these 14 trivia question about Japan to test your knowledge!
 
 
What is the Word in Japanese for "Japan"?
Nihon
Luftanza
Nike
Sunko
 
 
What does this Japanese name for Japan mean?
Land of the long white cloud
Land of the rising sun
Land of the honorable
Land of the free
 
 
Which of these cars is NOT Japanese made?
Kia is made is South Korea.
Honda
Toyota
Kawasaki
Kia
 
 
Which of the following is considered the Japanese national sport?
Sumo is the national sport of Japan. However, baseball is arguably the most popular.
Baseball
Sumo
Fencing
Soccer
 
 
You are visiting a Japanese friend at her house for dinner. What do you bring?
It is traditional, and considered a great gift, to bring fruit. The other 3 items on this list will probably be considered rude.
Nothing. It's not polite to bring things.
A basket of fruit.
Some money to help pay for the meal.
My own chopsticks.
 
 
What is (roughly) the population of Japan?
50 million
75 million
100 million
125 million
 
 
Which of these was NOT an old Japanese type of warrior or class:
- Shi is what a Chinese soldier was called. All the rest are classes of warriors or leaders in feudal Japan.
Ninja
Samurai
Daimyō
Shi
 
 
Shinto, the ancient Japanese religion, worships...
A pantheon of 120 gods
People's ancestors
Spirits of nature
The spirits of the stars
 
 
Which of these martial arts did NOT originate in Japan?
Kung fu originated in China
Kung Fu
Judo
Ninjustu
Aikido
 
 
The most common religion in Japan today is...
About 35% of Japanese identify as Buddhists. The second largest religion is Shinto.
Christianity
Buddihsm
Hinduism
Shinto
 
 
Japan has more seniors than children
Japan has a very high % of seniors. In fact, it's the highest in the world.
True
False
 
 
Sushi was invented in Japan.
It actually originated in China, as a method to preserve fish, around the 2nd century AD.
True
False
 
 
What European country was the first allowed to set foot inside Japan?
Portuguese traders were the first allowed inside Japan in 1543.
England
Italy
Holland
Portugal
 
 
Japan has the 8th biggest economy in the world
Japan was crushed after WW2, but due to their hard work, they are now the third largest economy in the world, with most of it coming from its high-tech and car industry.
True.
False - It's the biggest in the world.
False - It's the 3rd biggest.
False - It's the 12th biggest.
New to Japan
japan quiz: woman taking a selfie in front of a pagoda
 
Whether you've never had much dealings with Japan or your'e just not that interested in it, it seems you did not pass this trivia test. How about giving it another go or reading the answers to the questions you missed?
An Esteemed Visitor
Japan quiz: white woman wearing a kimono
 
You may not BE Japanese but you sure do have some knowledge about the place! Good going, and if you haven't been to this fascinating land, we sure hope you're going because you obviously have an interest!
An Honorary Japanese
Japan quiz: samurai at sunset with sword
 
Are you actually Japanese? You know that's cheating, right? Either that or your knowledge is truly impressive! You have aced this test and no doubt about it. If you don't already live in Japan, maybe you should consider it!
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