There are no actual statistics saying that Japanese people have more percentage of people taking off their shoes when they committed suicide by jumping. One of the TV-Series showed a scene of an actor taking off his shoes before jumping so it became a known performance.
Although Japanese love meat－actually people are quite inclined to meat than fish－Japanese traditional food culture is invariably based on fish. As simplicity is always the main idea of Japanese culture, fish as well is to be prepared simply; grilled, poached or steamed using simple seasonings－hardly fried, thus Japanese food is considered healthy.
Japanese people generally call someone by their last name, especially when we address classmates or regular friends. Really close friends call each other by their first name. If a boy and girl call each other by their first names, you could assume they are dating.
In Japan, they are called “Pocky” (ポッキー, pokki). When a narrow stick-like objects break, it is expressed as “pokkin” in Japanese onomatopoeia. Ezaki Glico, a Japanese confectionery maker, named the product “Pocky” from this sound.