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The Crayon Shin-chan franchise takes place in Japan (日本 Nihon, or 日本 Nippon). The earliest known former name of Japan is Oyashima (mother island) or Yamato.

Relevant places in the series[]

  • Kasukabe (春日部): city in the Saitama Prefecture where the Nohara family lives.
  • Tokyo (東京 Tōkyō): the capital, the Noharas sometimes visit Tokyo.
  • Akita (秋田 Akita): located in the north of the country, the parents of Hiroshi, Ginnosuke and Tsuru Nohara, live here.
  • Kyushu (九州 Kyūshū): it is the third largest island in Japan, the parents of Misae, Hisae and Yoshiji Koyama, live here.
    • Kumamoto (熊本 Kumamoto): city in the island of Kyushu, it is the town of birth of Misae and the Koyama family.
  • Osaka (大阪 Ōsaka): Osaka is a large city in Japan, to which the Noharas have gone several times. Hiroshi has gone more often, since his work involved some trips to Osaka.
  • Hokkaido (北海道 Hokkaidō): island where the Noharas went on vacation once.

Cultural curiosities[]

  • In Japan their traffic is left-handed, same as in the UK, India or Australia. Therefore, the driver's seat in cars is on the left side of the vehicle.
  • Despite most Japanese not having a defined religion, several traditions can be seen in the series, such as Saint Nicholas (Christmas) or Tanabata.
  • Japan's most popular sport is baseball. However, many sports have been depicted in the series besides from baseball, such as football, golf, tennis, volleyball, sumo fighting or boxing.
  • Reading manga is a hobby shared by people of all ages. Shinnosuke and Masao are the ones in the series that follow manga more enthusiastically, with their favorite one being Fubukimaru by Usuto Yoshii.