Top Ten Most Typical Things Americans Think of When Thinking of Japan

The Top Ten
1 Anime

Probably one of the best things to come out of Japan, it changed television forever.

2 World War II
3 Karate
4 Hentai
5 Ninjas

Ninjas are the first thing I think of when I think of Japan, so I'm surprised to see them this low. They are frequently featured in movies, tv shows, and video games, and you can always see kids dressed up as ninjas for Halloween every year. Definitely an iconic element of Japanese history.

6 Japanese Flag
7 Nintendo Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and software company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

Nintendo was founded in 1889 as Nintendo Karuta by craftsman Fusajiro Yamauchi and originally produced handmade hanafuda playing cards. After venturing into various lines of business during the 1960s and acquiring a legal status as a public company, Nintendo distributed its... read more

One of the oldest and the most successful video game companies in history.

8 Geishas
9 Automobiles
10 Godzilla Godzilla is a giant monster originating from a series of tokusatsu films of the same name from Japan.

Everyone's favourite radioactive lizard.

The Contenders
11 Manga
12 Technology
13 Sony Sony Group Corporation, commonly known as Sony and stylized as SONY, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

As a major technology company, it operates as one of the world's largest manufacturers of consumer and professional electronic products, the largest video game console company and the largest video game publisher. Through Sony... read more
14 Samurais
15 Tokyo Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. Located at the head of Tokyo Bay, the prefecture forms part of the Kantō region on the central Pacific coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. Tokyo is the political and economic center of the country, as well as the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the national government. As of... read more
16 Toyota Toyota is a Japanese car manufacturer, located in Toyota, Japan. Some of their most notable cars include the Prius, Corolla, and Highlander.

One of the biggest Car Companies in the world and it is from Japan.

17 Sumo Wrestling

One of Japan's most popular sport.

18 High IQ
19 Fukushima
20 Tsunamis
21 Kimonos
22 Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

An infamous event that happened in Japan.

23 Nippon Budokan
24 Judo Judo is a modern martial art and Olympic sport that originated in Japan. Created by Jigoro Kano in 1882, it focuses on throws, joint locks, and pins, emphasizing the efficient use of balance and leverage. Practitioners, known as judokas, wear special garments called "judogi," and they compete on a mat known as a "tatami." Judo is not just a competitive sport but also a means of physical education... read more
25 Jujutsu
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