30 Times The Japanese Invented Unique Solutions To Everyday Problems

Published 1 year ago

Japanese culture is built around harmony, order & self-development and they highly respect social interactions. The people of the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’, showcase these values with their innovative spark which has seen visitors to the country waxing lyrical on the technological wonders they have witnessed that are both mysterious and fascinating. So, it’s almost a no-brainer that when we see a highly innovative or uber cute design, we immediately think ‘Japan’. Check out a few of their coolest ideas below and let us know which you would like to have in your own country.

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#1 Chiba Urban Monorail In Japan

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#2 Night Bus In Japan

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#3 Some Grocery Carts In Japan Are Designed To Stack Everything Vertically, And To Cut Down On Aisle Congestion

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#4 I Spotted This Bus For Preschool Kids In Nagoya

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#5 Pikachu-Themed Train In Japan

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#6 Japanese Hospital Food

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People asked me to post pictures of the food I got during my hospital stay (6 days), so here it is. Only two months after the baby was born. Also, I completely lost my appetite while I was in the hospital and didn’t manage to eat most of the food, which was very upsetting.

#7 This Building In Tokyo With Plants Growing On The Walls

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#8 An Umbrella Sky In Metsa Village, Japan

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#9 Flower Field In Hokkaido, Japan

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#10 City Lights Of Nagano Seen Through The Thick Fog At Night

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#11 Train Station In My Town Has A Line For Visually Impaired People

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#12 Hotel In Tokyo Has A Free Smartphone To Use While Being There

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#13 Mini Japanese Garden Between Seats On A Train To Kyoto

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#14 In Japan, There’s A Privacy Button That Plays Sound In The Background Of The Toilet So That No One Would Hear Your Business

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#15 These Are Refrigerated Lockers To Store Your Groceries. Saw This At The Airport In Hokkaido, Japan

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#16 Shopping Carts In Japan Have An Umbrella And Cane Holder

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#17 This Kyoto Station Has 12 Floors Of Escalators

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#18 Extra Train Seat In Japan

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#19 The Trains In Japan Have “Women Only” Space

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#20 This Hook-Shaped Restroom Door Handle So You Wouldn’t Need To Use Your Hands

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#21 Shopping Mall Food Court In Japan Offers Napkins To Wipe Tables. After Cleaning, Everyone Unfolds Their Used Napkins And Stacks Them Neatly

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#22 Curved Escalator In Japan

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#23 Speaker Shrine In Japan That You Can Bluetooth Your Own Audio To

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#24 3D Coffee Art

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#25 There Was A Sales Car Of KFC Without Any Salesman

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#26 This Japanese Claw Machine Lets You Win A Cheesecake

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#27 This Bakery In Japan Puts Their Leftover Bread In A Vending Machine To Sell After Hours

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#28 Taking Historic Architecture Into Account When Adding Vending Machines

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#29 Probably The Most Beautiful Hotel I Have Ever Been Too. Aizu Ashinomaki Onsen, Okawaso, Fukushima

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#30 Rice Field Art In Japan

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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