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Fun Fact Friday: Japan

Fun Fact Friday: Japan

Did you know that Mount Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, is an active volcano? It’s true! Here are some other fun facts about Japan: Train stations have employees whose job is to push crowds of people into the train so the doors will close. It’s common knowledge that in Japan it’s customary to remove

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Fun Fact Friday: Earthquake Resistant Buildings

Did you know that Japan (and some other countries) build buildings that are nearly earthquake proof? It’s true! Japan is very prone to earthquakes, so their engineers spend a long time determining how to make structures more resiliant to the effects of plate tectonics. These buildings are designed to move with the force of an

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