Unlucky Numbers for Japanese

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Unlucky Numbers for Japanese

You might not see number 4 or 9 at some places in Japan. All Japan based airlines skip seat number 4 why? the pronunciation of 4 in Japanese is SHI which means death! That's why you never see room number 4 in hospitals. Number 9 is also not favored. The pronunciation of 9 is KU which means suffer. On the contrary, number 13, an unlucky number here in the states, meant nothing to Japanese people until the movie Friday the 13th came out. Now, like Americans, Japanese are not a big fan of number 13 either. Interesting isn’t it?

Unlucky Numbers for Japanese
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