Why does Japan eat so many Raw Eggs?

What I've Learned -- Apr 08
Who eats the most eggs? At first, I thought of America - Fresh scrambled eggs... pancakes, eggs... Denny's, those two strips of bacon, two eggs and two fluffy... but I was surprised to learn that Japan eats way more eggs - at 320 eggs per person in 2017, that’s 70 more eggs than Americans.
By weight, Japan ate more eggs than chicken, pork or beef. Japan was the number #1 egg consumer in the world for quite a while until China took the lead in 2014. So why all the eggs?