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Japan Multiple Choice

Can you answers these multiple choice questions about Japan?
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Last updated: September 26, 2023
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First submittedOctober 9, 2019
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1. True or False. Japan has a higher population density than the United States.
True
False
2. About what percentage of Japanese citizens are ethnic Japanese?
less than 25%
75%
more than 98%
3. In Japanese, the country of Japan is represented by the characters: "日本". What is the literal meaning of these characters?
Long cloud
Heavenly kingdom
Sea people
Sun origin
4. Which company manufactures both musical instruments and motorcycles?
Isuzu
Kawasaki
Mitsubishi
Yamaha
5. What is a torii?
A playing card
A sea urchin
A traditional Japanese gate
A traditional sash
6. What are sakura?
Cherry blossoms
Noodles made from wheat flour
Throwing stars
7. Who tried to invade Japan in 1274 and 1281, but were turned back by typhoons?
The Chinese
The English
The Mongols
The Portuguese
These typhoons were given the name "kamikaze", meaning "divine wind"
8. Who was emperor of Japan during WWII?
Akihito
Hirohito
Mutsuhito
Ōtomo
9. Which of these was NOT invented or discovered in Japan?
CD Player
Judo
Lasers
Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
The first laser was built in 1960 in Malibu, California
10. What country did Japan fight a war against in 1904–05?
China
Russia
United States
11. Which city is furthest north?
Fukuoka
Osaka
Sapporo
Tokyo
12. What is the name of Japan's legislature?
The Diet
The Duma
The Imperial Senate
The Knesset
13. Which of these is not a Miyazaki film?
Cowboy Bebop
Ponyo
Princess Mononoke
14. What is the approximate population of Japan?
12 million
62 million
123 million
15. What sport attracts the most total spectators in Japan?
Auto racing
Baseball
Soccer
Sumo wrestling
17 Comments
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Level 78
Oct 19, 2019
I would dispute question 2. With over 2.7m foreign nationals, 1m plus Okinawans, Ainu, mixed race, and naturalized citizens, I think 98% is wrong. However the Japanese government doesn't survey its citizens for ethnicity hence why you have the erroneous figure of 98%
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Level 73
Dec 23, 2019
there may be 2.7 foreign nationals, but most are NOT citizens of Japan. It's actually very hard to become a citizen of Japan.
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Level 64
Oct 17, 2023
I completely agree with this dispute, but sadly I think it's hard to tell because of how they classify ethnicity. But yeah, there's no way it's over 98% because during the Meiji period, they reclassified Ryuukyuuans as Yamato.
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Level 40
Oct 26, 2019
11/15
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Level 72
Dec 23, 2019
Imperial senate. Nice one. May the force be with you too, Quizmaster.
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Level 78
Dec 23, 2019
Surprised that I got all of them. Cowboy Bebop was just a guess.
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Level 83
Dec 24, 2019
Would remove the 'Chinese' option on 7, considering it was actually the ruling Yuan dynasty of China that launched the invasion.
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Level 47
Jun 21, 2022
And what was Yuan part of?
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Level 71
Aug 13, 2020
I only got question 3 because of Bill Wurtz's History of Japan ("How about Sunrise Land?") :)
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Level 75
Sep 10, 2021
So did I :D and also question 7. "So the Mongols came over, ready for war, and died in a tornado. But they tried again and had a nice time fighting with the Japanese, but then died in a tornado." Thank you Bill!
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Level 64
Oct 16, 2023
Saaaaame that video was helpful for this quiz lmao
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Level 59
Nov 10, 2020
I only got question twelve because I watched a video on governments in school today. The Knesset is in Israel.
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Level 58
Sep 10, 2021
Again, I should read the questions more carefully. I gave away the first question because I missed the word "density"...
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Level 67
Oct 16, 2023
Cowboy Bebop lmao
+3
Level 28
Oct 16, 2023
As a Japanese person I got the emperor question wrong because deceased emperors are most commonly referred to by [era name] Emperor or Showa Emperor in this case
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Level 65
Oct 16, 2023
I got the invention one because I knew LASER is an English acronym
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Level 67
Nov 18, 2023
So is "CD" to be fair ;)