10 most difficult Japan riddles A list of ten (out of 45) Japan related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Japan quiz Where is karate from?Ryukyu Kingdom. Karate developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (today Japanese) under the influence of Chinese martial arts. The Ryukyu Kingdom was an independent kingdom from the 15th to 19th century, and despite its small size, the kingdom played a central role in the maritime trade networks of medieval East Asia. Until the 19th century, it has had much more in common with China, than with Japan.very hard 21% JapanJapan49%ChinaChina20%Ryukyu KingdomRyukyu Kingdom21%TaiwanTaiwan7%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3948 answers in 4 languages »sport of Japan riddles » On August 9, 1945, B-29 bomber Bockscar lifted off, carrying the nuclear weapon "Fat Man". Which city was it heading to?Kokura. The crew was under orders to only bomb visually. When they got to Kokura they found the haze and smoke obscuring the city as well as the large ammunition arsenal that was the reason for targeting the city. They made three unsuccessful passes, and eventually headed for Nagasaki and its torpedo factory, the alternative target. In Japan, the phrase "Kokura luck" was coined to describe lucky avoidance of the great misfortune without being aware of it.very hard 22% HiroshimaHiroshima39%NagasakiNagasaki34%KokuraKokura22%MoscowMoscow3%Created by: Sophie Letherman. Statistics based on 6029 answers in 4 languages »World War II riddles » Which of the Japanese motorcycle manufacturers is the largest?Honda is the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Japan and has been since it started production in 1955. In 1960, Honda was also the first among them to begin exporting to the U.S. very hard 27% SuzukiSuzuki15%KawasakiKawasaki23%YamahaYamaha32%HondaHonda27%Created by: Bùi Đình Luật. Statistics based on 6579 answers in 2 languages »car brands riddles » Which beverage is prepared in a similar way to a Japanese sake?Beer. The popular term "rice wine" is a misnomer. Unlike wine, in which alcohol is produced by fermenting sugar that is naturally present in grapes, sake is produced by means of a brewing process more like that of beer. Thus, sake is technically "rice beer" rather than "rice wine."very hard 29% winewine18%beerbeer29%vodkavodka41%champagnechampagne10%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 7048 answers in 2 languages »alcohol riddles » Which martial art is that?Iaido is associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard or saya, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard. There are no fights in iaido. It should not be confused with kendo, where bamboo sticks and protective clothing is used for fighting competitions.very hard 29% kendokendo40%iaidoiaido29%ju-jitsuju-jitsu11%ninjitsuninjitsu19%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4838 answers in 2 languages »Far East riddles » What does the word "judo" literally mean?"gentle way". The word consists of two kanji, "ju" meaning "gentle" (the same is used in "ju-jitsu", meaning "gentle skill") and "do" meaning "way" (also used in "aikido", often translated as "the Way of harmonious spirit").very hard 33% "body spirit""body spirit"22%"gentle way""gentle way"33%"armless fight""armless fight"27%"empty hand""empty hand"16%Created by: Riho Ishii. Statistics based on 6334 answers in 4 languages »words riddles » How many Kanji symbols are in official use in Japan?1945. The Kanji symbols are ancient and many are not used any more, though still valid. Therefore, Japanese Government specify the "General Use Permanent Kanji", comprising 1945 characters, or which 996 are designated as to be learned in elementary school. Any publications using Kanji outside of this list are legally required to print the interpretation alongside the obscure Kanji symbol for clarification.very hard 34% 24246%30430417%1945194534%Over 10000Over 1000042%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3238 answers in 2 languages »alphabets riddles » What is the second largest car manufacturer in Japan? (after Toyota)Nissan. In 2011, Nissan manufactured 4,6 million automobiles and was the sixth in the world, behind G.M., Volkswagen, Toyota, Hyundai and Ford.very hard 35% NissanNissan35%HondaHonda37%MitsubishiMitsubishi16%MazdaMazda10%Created by: Hitter smasher. Statistics based on 12284 answers in 2 languages »industry riddles » The first shrine building at Ise Grand Shrine in Japan was erected in the 7th century. All the buildings are wooden, yet still standing. How is that possible?It is being rebuilt every 20 years. The shrine buildings are rebuilt every 20 years as a part of the Shinto belief of the death and renewal of nature. The architectural style of the Ise shrine pre-date the introduction of Buddhist architecture in Japan. Thanks to constant rebuilding, ancient building techniques are passed from one generation to the next.very hard 37% it was built with black spruceit was built with black spruce11%the wood is protected using resinsthe wood is protected using resins30%the wood is petrifiedthe wood is petrified21%it is being rebuilt every 20 yearsit is being rebuilt every 20 years37%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6363 answers in 2 languages »architecture riddles » Where is Tokyo?At point 4. Tokyo has numerous outlying islands, which extend as far as 1850 km from central Tokyo. Because of the islands' distance from the administrative headquarters of the metropolitan government in Shinjuku, local offices administer them.hard 44% at point 1at point 18%at point 2at point 216%at point 3at point 330%at point 4at point 444%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 24249 answers in 2 languages »geography of Japan riddles » Play Japan quiz and see all the questions.