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Weights and measures 2014/3/29 17:14
Does Japan follow the usual kilogram/gram measure or is it the pound that is popular?
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by Balan  

Re: Weights and measures 2014/3/29 19:00
centimeters/kilogram measurement
never been used inch/pound/stone measurement
by tokyo friend 48 rate this post as useful

Re: Weights and measures 2014/3/29 20:51
In Japan, pound or feet are rarely used.
Only few imports, I think?

BTW, few traditional measures are used even today.
For example, (jou) for Japanese room, (show) for Japanese sake.
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Re: Weights and measures 2014/4/1 09:36
Yes, and also, like in most of the world, the temperature is in Celcius degrees.
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Re: Weights and measures 2014/4/3 14:06
The Japanese, like a majority of countries, use the metric system.

from Wikipedia:
"The metric system is an internationally agreed decimal system of measurement that was originally based on the mètre des Archives and the kilogramme des Archives introduced by France in 1799.
Over the years, the definitions of the metre and kilogram have been refined and the metric system has been extended to incorporate many more units....
...the term is now often used as a synonym for "SI"or the "International System of Units"\the official system of measurement in almost every country in the world....

The basic units are the meter for length, the kilogram for mass, the liter for liquids.
A liter of water weight 1 kilogram and is contained in a cube 10cm X 10cm X 10 cm.

Surfaces are measured in square meter for relatively small areas, like rooms.
In the metric system, multiples and sub-multiples of units follow a decimal pattern i.e 10, 100, 1000 bigger or smaller..
Their name indicate the multiples or sub-multiples.

Metric prefixes in everyday use
Text Symbol Factor
tera T 1000000000000
giga G 1000000000
mega M 1000000
kilo k 1000
hecto h 100
deca da 10
(none) (none) 1
deci d 0.1
centi c 0.01
milli m 0.001
micro 0.000001
nano n 0.000000001
pico p 0.000000000001

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