Everyone loves yummy, delicious chocolate! So of course Japan does chocolate too!
Ah, chocolate. Sweet chocolate. Just like any other country, in Japan people love chocolate. The big five Japanese chocolate brands work on pumping out all of the sweet brown candy that they can and people consume it at home, on the road, and at restaurants (and even in Japanese candy subscription boxes). My host family in Japan even had a little dog named Choco-chan, the shortened word for chocolate. However, chocolate went from virtually nonexistent to a big big deal in a very very short time in Japan- with more different flavors of chocolate than probably anywhere.