Japan General Knowledge #3

Answer the general knowledge questions about Japan.
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Last updated: March 30, 2021
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Which festival, celebrated the day before the first day of spring, involves throwing soybeans to chase out the oni (ogres)?
What is the name of the former Japanese emperor who abdicated in 2019?
Which genre of art, famous for woodblock prints, has a name meaning "pictures of the floating world"?
Who is the creator of popular Studio Ghibli films such as "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Spirited Away"?
Hayao Miyazaki
Which stuffed toys, based on Disney characters, are designed to stack on top of each other?
Tsum Tsum
Which type of cookie, made in Sapporo, has a name meaning "white lover"?
Shiroi Koibito
Which city in Aichi prefecture shares a name with a car manufacturer?
Which Japanese band has songs such as "Oddloop" and "Kanashii Ureshii"?
What is the name for a Japanese hot spring?
Which city suffered a nuclear accident following an earthquake and tsunami in 2011?
Meaning "divine wind", what saved Japan from Mongol invasion twice?
Who was responsible for the death of Oda Nobunaga?
Akechi Mitsuhide
Which prefecture is the largest producer of peanuts in Japan?
Which city was originally the target for the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki, spared because it was too cloudy over the city?
Who replaced Shinzo Abe after he stepped down as prime minister?
Yoshihide Suga
Which contemporary artist, who works primarily in sculpture and installation, is known for covering things in polka dots?
Yayoi Kusama
In 1995, the Aum Shinrikyo cult carried out an attack on the Tokyo subway using which type of poisonous gas?
Which temple, located in Nara, is one of the largest wooden buildings in the world and houses a giant bronze Buddha statue?
Which park in Saitama is famous for its shibazakura (moss pink) fields?
What is the name of the third of the three unifiers of Japan?
Tokugawa Ieyasu
Name any of the original three starter Pokemon.
Bulbasaur / Charmander / Squirtle
Who are the native people of Hokkaido?
The Ryukyu Islands are also known as what?
Which novelist authored books such as "Norwegian Wood" and "Kafka on the Shore"?
Haruki Murakami
The Naruto Strait in Tokushima is famous for what?
Which traditional style of bedding, consisting of a mattress and a duvet, can be folded and stored away during the daytime?
Which branch of Buddhism, popular in Japan, involves the practice of chanting the name of Amitabha Buddha with total concentration?
Pure Land
Which Japanese region shares its name with the Japanese word for "China"?
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