Japan can be an odd place. No other country in the world has experienced such a confluence of tradition, technology, and circumstance. Feudal samurai ideals clash with cutting edge computers; aged survivors of the only country which endured the full wrath of the atomic bomb mix with teenagers in Pokemon outfits. Although it hosts one of the most massive economies on the planet, Japan is extremely insular, and its culture is often misunderstood by outsiders. Below are ten of the strangest aspects of Japanese culture—from sex, to snacks, to death.