Japan True or False?

Can you guess whether these statements about the country of Japan are true or false?
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Last updated: January 26, 2021
First submittedJanuary 26, 2021
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1. Japan has a higher population density than the United States
True
False
2. Kyoto was the capital of Japan before Tokyo
True
False
3. "Kamikaze" was the family name of the first pilot who flew his plane into an enemy ship during WWII
True
False
The term Kamikaze, meaning "divine wind", comes from the typhoons which scattered the Mongol invasion forces thus protecting Japan
4. In Japanese religion, the Emperor is said to be the direct descendant of the sun goddess Amaterasu
True
False
5. Japan conquered about half of India during WWII
True
False
6. Baseball is the most popular spectator sport in Japan
True
False
7. Kimonos are worn by both men and women
True
False
8. Japan was conquered by the Mongols
True
False
They attempted twice, but failed both times
9. Hiroshima is today a radioactive ghost town
True
False
It is a thriving modern city
10. Christians were rarely persecuted during the Shogun rule
True
False
11. Japan has no territorial disputes with any country
True
False
Kuril Islands dispute with Russia is the most prominent
12. The Japanese stock market is still lower than its peak in 1989
True
False
13. It is possible to be Buddhist and Shinto at the same time
True
False
14. In one movie, Godzilla battled King Kong
True
False
King Kong vs. Godzilla was the highest grossing Godzilla movie in Japanese history
15. Japan has a high degree of ethnic diversity relative to other countries
True
False
Nearly 100% of Japanese residents belong to the same ethnic group
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Level 51
Jan 26, 2021
It's funny how everyone is rushing to make these quizzes.
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Level 62
Jan 26, 2021
Which is exactly why I don't like it and am not doing it.
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Level 67
Jan 27, 2021
That 's a weird reason. If I like it I like it and if I don't I don't . Im not gonna let what I like depend on other people.

"Ooo I like this :)" "I like it too" "Well then now I don't like it anymore.. "

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Level 62
Jan 27, 2021
What I don't like isn't the quiz. It's that people are getting easy features out of quizzes that take like 15 minutes to make. Some people spend months on a map only for it to not get as much recognition as these quizzes.
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Level 59
Feb 1, 2021
Well, it doesn't takes 10 minutes to make. You have to research to make a quiz like this
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Level 46
Feb 5, 2021
It's absurd to go around and judge features by time or quiz morality. The quizzes are still good, and that's what matters.
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Level 81
Jan 26, 2021
Right now, #14 is easy, what with all the trailers.
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Level 83
Jan 26, 2021
#14 is easy if you fondly remember plastic soldiers and tanks being melted and a Barbie doll slowly pulled down through a stuffed monkey paw to "escape" like Fay Wray.
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Level 55
Jan 27, 2021
to assume the traditional Jetpunk role of pedant, the current ads show that assertion 14 is now false. There's no longer one movie where they fight.
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Level 64
Feb 2, 2021
Still only 1 Japanese movie though.
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Level 71
Jan 26, 2021
I thought sumo was more popular than baseball (#2).
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Level 84
Jan 30, 2021
Not as many spectators though. It's a vague question though, not clear how it is being measured.
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Level 75
Jan 26, 2021
The comment in 15 is wrong. The Japanese government does not track ethnicity among its citizens, so Okinawans, Ainu, people of mixed ancestry, naturalised citizens and so on are not tabulated. Japan is more diverse than many people think.
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Level 58
Jan 27, 2021
The Ainu make up only roughly 0.16% of the Japanese population, and that's being generous. The vast majority of Japanese people of identify just as Japanese because the other indigenous groups in Japan have been almost entirely assimilated. In terms of ethnicity, Japan is definitely comparatively homogeneous.
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Level ∞
Jan 27, 2021
Japan has the third lowest ethnic diversity in the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_ranked_by_ethnic_and_cultural_diversity_level

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Level 71
Jan 27, 2021
Got 14/15, only got the kimono question wrong (on which I spent the most time).
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Level 65
Jan 27, 2021
I almost always do worse if I start thinking about the questions. Best not even to read them tbh.
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Level 72
Jan 27, 2021
Bonus round - Some restaurants in Japan offer to eat sushi on the body of a naked woman

Answer : Although widely promoted as "traditional japanese culture" by occidentals (especially Hollywood movies), "nyotaimori" is very uncommon in Japan, the only few occurences being illegal due to sanitary and ethical laws.

"There apparently was one nyotaimori establishment in Shinjuku's red light district during the late 1990s [...] It soon closed before health officials could shutter the establishment." (source)

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Level 67
Jan 27, 2021
Never heard of that, sounds more like an American thing, like bodyshots. Well besides that it is sushi
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Level 32
Jan 27, 2021
I'm Japanese. But, I got 8/15.

They ware difficult questions.

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Level 72
Jan 27, 2021
I'm not Japanese (not even Asian) but I got 15/15. Half of them were random or educated guesses.
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Level 59
Feb 1, 2021
Same, I'm an Indian without any relation to Japan and got 14, only missed the Question 10
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Level 57
Feb 1, 2021
It is hard for me about kimono question.