Now that’s amazing.. Japan never fails to do that for us.. Read it fully

Japan never fails to amaze us. Yet another set of amazing facts about Japan listed here:

Aoshima, a Japanese ‘Cat Island’

Aoshima Island is one of about a dozen “cat islands” around Japan, small places where there are significantly more feline residents than people.

Cats outnumber humans six to one on the island. Recently becoming popular online, tiny Aoshima has seen a steep rise in tourist visits, overwhelming the handful of permanent residents.


Okunoshima, Rabbit Island

Japan’s Rabbit Island is home to hundreds of wild but friendly bunnies who approach tourists for food.

It’s not known how the island came to be overrun by rabbits, but from 1930 to 1945 it was used as a testing ground for poison and it is thought during that time the test subjects included rabbits.


Zao – Fox Village

This magical oasis of foxiness is called Zao Fox Village, and it’s located in Japan’s Miyagi prefecture. For 100 yen (or about 85 US cents), visitors are provided with food, but because the foxes are not domesticated, they are cautioned against hand-feeding them or bringing small children.


Nara, Deer City

The City of Nara, Japan has a population of more than 300,000 people and more than 1,000 deer. They’re everywhere (they’ve been known to take over entire streets), generally harmless and revered by the locals. Yoko Ishii documents the deer’s quiet wanderings in dreamy, almost surreal photos of wildlife in the last place you’d expect to see it.


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Cat Island – A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese ‘Cat Island’

Rabbit Island – Tourists smothered by bunnies in cute stampede on Rabbit Island

Fox Village – Fox Village In Japan Is Probably The Cutest Place On Earth

City of Deers – The Wild Deer That Roam a Japanese City’s Streets

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Can you think of something that can power Japan for 50 years..

Here it is.

Typhoon Turbine – Can power Japan for 50 years!

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Atsushi Shimizu, an engineer in Japan, invented the world’s first typhoon turbine.

A robust, egg beater-shaped wind turbine, designed not only to withstand the incredible force of a tropical cyclone, but also to harness it.

A mature typhoon produces a level of kinetic energy “equivalent to about half the world-wide electrical generating capacity,” according to the Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory.

The energy from one typhoon, says Shimizu, could power Japan for 50 years.

In terms of energy, Japan actually has a lot more wind power than it does solar power, it’s just not utilized.

The country has already seen 6 typhoons in 2016.

“Japan has the potential to be a super power of wind,” says Shimizu.

Japan imported wind turbines from Europe and were not suitable for their climatic conditions and so they customized it completely. It was designed in such a way that it can handle unpredictable and violent wind patterns.

Key to the invention is the principle of the Magnus effect – the way air curves around anything that rotates (like a basketball), and applies pressure on it at the same time.

In this case, it allows the blades around the turbine to generate movement – which you can see the video below. At the same time, the central rod can be tightened to slow down or stop the blades, regardless of the external forces generated by the typhoon.