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Japan Country Quiz #1

Name these facts about the country of Japan.
Last updated: September 10, 2018
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Highest mountain
Mount Fuji
Currency
Yen
Capital city
Tokyo
Former name of the above
Edo
2nd biggest metro area
Osaka
The Japanese mafia
Yakuza
Main islands
Hokkaido
Honshu
Shikoku
Kyushu
Traditional religions
Shinto
Buddhism
Nickname
Land of the
Rising Sun
Ornamental carp
Koi
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National sport
Sumo
Most popular spectator sport
Baseball
Cities struck by an atomic bomb
Hiroshima
Nagasaki
Name for Japanese comics
Manga
Military nobility of pre-industrial Japan
Samurai
Alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice
Sake
Former capital and city of temples
Kyoto
Japanese robe worn on formal occassions
Kimono
Japanese name for Japan
Nihon
Traditional hostess and entertainer
Geisha
Celebrated tree blossom
Cherry Blossom
Raw fish with vinegared rice
Sushi
Stock market index
Nikkei 225
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level 25
May 17, 2013
Awesome quiz :-)
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level 32
Aug 30, 2013
Well and how was the word "Japan" created if Japanese people didn't make it?
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level 80
Aug 30, 2013
It actually has to do with the evolution of sounds over the past 1500 years, and the transliteration of the name across at least 3 languages (most likely through Mandarin Chinese, Malay, and Portuguese). Dictionary.com has a fairly succinct explanation--http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/japan (scroll down about halfway).
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level 32
Aug 30, 2013
And learnt something new. Thank you :)
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level 60
May 24, 2016
So cool. Thanks for the link.
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level 57
Aug 18, 2017
It's probably based off of the Chinese "riben" 日本,which means "sun origin". It is pronounced somewhat similar to Japan and probably is why in English we call it Japan.
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level 12
Aug 30, 2013
Really nice quiz. 50% :)
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level 17
Mar 25, 2014
I got 86%, which is about as low as I should get considering that I used to live there. I just have trouble remembering the names of the main islands.
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level 56
Apr 4, 2014
The only thing I had no idea about was the stock market index. As for the rest, I breezed through it. :) I do know quite a bit about Japan.
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level 19
Mar 20, 2015
japan comes from the portugese word jipango
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level 74
Oct 7, 2018
No it doesn't it comes from the Latin JazziPantalones
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level 51
Oct 20, 2015
Please accept Saki for Sake.
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level 69
Jan 19, 2016
Please don't accept a misspelling like that.
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level 23
Dec 4, 2015
Japanese do not call only rice wine "sake". Now, sake is any alcoholic drink. Please also accept "nihonshu".
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level 52
Feb 2, 2016
I second, third, and fourth this.
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level ∞
Sep 10, 2018
Nihonshu will work now. Funny story. When I was in Japan we ordered sake. At some point, glasses of ice water arrive, and then the rest of the meal. At the end of the meal we realize that we never got any sake. Then I taste the water. It was like watered-down vodka. And that's how I learned that sake is just generic alcohol in Japan.
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level 71
Jan 19, 2016
sushi isn't fish
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level 72
Jan 19, 2016
You misspelled 'alcoholic'.
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level 71
May 30, 2018
Easy to do when drunk
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level 49
Jan 19, 2016
Should 'en' be acceptable for 'yen'? Because 'en' is Japanese word for 'yen'.
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level 32
Jan 23, 2016
Love this quiz :) Please check out my Top 10 Japanese cities by population Also I thought that Football (especially womens) was a pretty popular sport in Japan
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level 39
Mar 12, 2016
So easy I had 3 mins left! Thats bc im japanese...
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level 31
May 23, 2016
I'm Japanese and have been speaking English since very young; I translated for a living for a while... and i still don't understand why non-Japanese people thinks "sake" refers to our rice wine. Sake simply means alcoholic beverage in Japanese, hence wine, beer, other brews like vodka is a sake for us. Nihonshu, shochu, is what we call our rice wines....
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level 66
Sep 9, 2017
Thankyou for that slice of knowledge. The 'sake' = 'rice wine' misinformation has been around for a long time, this is the first time I've been truly informed.
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level 39
Oct 21, 2016
Try my quiz about Japan http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/135084/japanese-feudal-system
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level 66
Apr 2, 2017
For us Brits, can we have Yakusa as well as Yakuza as we use 's' rather than 'z' and the original word (being presumably in Kanji) has neither. thanks
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level 48
Jun 12, 2017
Osaka is not a metro area, Osaka is part of the Keihanshin metro area.
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level 61
Jul 25, 2017
Who else looked at Bill Wurtz's history of Japan? :P
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level 71
Jul 20, 2018
Best. Thing. On the internet. Ever. It's 9 minutes long but it's worth every second. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh5LY4Mz15o&t=2s
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level 14
Sep 9, 2017
Am I the only one who tried Magikarp for "ornamental carp"
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level 58
Nov 21, 2017
Thank you Kill Bill for Yakuza.
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level 45
Apr 14, 2018
Could you also possibly accept "Saki" for the fermented rice drink question?
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level 28
Jun 22, 2018
Great quiz!
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level 49
Sep 2, 2018
What is an Alcholic beverage?
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level 76
Oct 7, 2018
One "s" in occasion.
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level 78
Oct 7, 2018
Too Japan-centric.
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level 25
Oct 8, 2018
Is not Shogun fitting for "Military nobility of pre-industrial Japan" as well?
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level 59
Oct 8, 2018
Strictly speaking, tokyo is not japan's capital. Japan simply does not have any official capital city. http://houseikyoku.sangiin.go.jp/column/column081.htm "There are no laws to define where Japan's capital is since 1868 because Tokyo was built to stabilize East and North." the Legislative Bureau House of Councillors
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level 39
Oct 8, 2018
50%. Better than I anticipated. (Also misspelled "Sake" as "Saki").
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level 59
Oct 8, 2018
89%. Thanks high school geography.
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level 57
Oct 11, 2018
I've been to over thirty countries, and I don't think any can come close to my affection for Japan and its people. I cannot wait to go back.
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