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In Japan you have Namahage in the north. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namahage And you have "oni" (demons) everywhere else in the folkore too (see Momotarou's story for example).

There are plenty of dangerous mythical characters too in Japan, ghosts, spirits and non-humans creatures, I am not sure where you got the idea that there's less than anywhere else in the world.




My favorite is the "akaname", a youkai that licks the filth of uncleaned bathrooms leaving the place clean. However its saliva is poisonous and so if you don't clean your bathroom properly, you can succumb to sickness.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akaname




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