Some (or all) of these beloved countries have dark histories and lesser-known facts, though, so before you visit, here are 16 things you might like to know. Japan swept it all under the rug and never paid for or owned up to their war crimes. Officially 13 people died, but the people there told that number was faked and the death counter was a lot higher13. Canada is the biggest producer of asbestos in the world, although using the product is banned in the country. Do you know any other weird facts about these countries that might give people pause?