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5 Genius Inventions By Japanese People That Will Shock You

Japan is the country of Inventors. It is well known for its distinct and even eerie inventions. It has given us laptops, reliable cars and what not. Selfie stick, which has now become necessary for every trip was laughed at by us a few years back. Today, The Oxford’s Dictionary named “Selfie” as the word of the year in 2013. Japan has given various products that have made our lives easier and more comfortable. Some of these inventions, which you wouldn’t have even thought of, are listed below, and I am sure that you will be amazed to read about them.

Japan, a place of Genius heads! Here’s Why?

1. Turning Seats

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You can turn your seats in train in whichever direction you want. In case you do not like to sit in the direction of the moving train then just pull the lever to change your seat’s direction. An interesting fact is that as soon as the train reaches the final station, the seats automatically rotate to their standard positions and gets ready for the new journey.

Read also: Do You Know What Are The Bathing Machines?

2. Baby Seat in Bathroom

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It gets challenging to handle a child alone especially when you are outside. And in case you have to use a bathroom then it becomes a mess. Japanese found a solution to this problem and created a baby seat inside the bathrooms where you can make your child sit while doing your business.

3. Sunglasses for dogs

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Yes, it may sound funny, but they realized that dogs might also not like the bright sunlight as we don’t. They empathized dogs and invented the sunglasses for them. Did you ever even think of it?

4. LED Lights

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LED Lights have become a part of every house today. In early 1990’s, three Japanese Scientists used semiconductors to produce high brightness blue LED light for the first time. Now, TV, Mobiles, etc. this revolutionary discovery to reduce their energy usage. The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics went into the hands of Professors Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura for giving the world of science these blue LED lights.

Also read: The Nightingale Floor: Japan’s Intruder Alarm System

5. Umami

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Japan has invented not only the physical product but also a fifth sense! Umami, one of the five tastes (along with sweet, sour, bitter, and salty). A Japanese chemist, Kikunae Ikeda discovered this in 1908. It is described as a meaty taste and is prominent in foods like Parmesan cheese, Mushrooms and Anchovies.

5. A sink that saves water over the toilet head tank

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Water has now become a scarce resource, but with the minds of Japanese, the resource is now being widely used. The water that runs while washing hands gets collected in the tank which afterward is used for flushing.

Japan has always been one step ahead technologically from the rest of the world. There are many inventions by Japanese that we may not even think of and they have already invented it. Some of them may be absurd, but many are even sensible and famous all over the world which has made lives easier.

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Nidhi Khurana

Started as a pastime now became her passion, Writing is something where she finds peace. Always eager to know more, Nidhi is an English literature student from Miranda House. Following the motto of love what you do, she dabbles in lifestyle and travel writing. The bug of creativity bit her in a way that she forever became a prey to it.

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