10 Japanese Innovations Proving That The Country Is Already Years In The Future

Published 3 years ago

One of the first things that come to a lot of people’s minds when thinking about Japan is technology (that, of course, and anime, but that’s a whole different story). It seems like not a month goes by without this country surprising us with some revolutionary new tech that sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie! And if you thought this technology isn’t really available to ordinary people, TikTok user Steven Wong is about to prove you otherwise.

The man creates TikToks where he show the amazing technology that he encounters during his everyday life in Japan, and they’ll make you realize that this country really is living in the future. Check out some of the most amazing Japanese innovations shared by Steven in the gallery below!

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Shops in Japan have kid sized baskets. Children item are on he bottom shelves so it’s easier for them to grab. Mainly because Japanese children run errands at an early age.


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This Tokyo café has robot waiters controlled remotely by disabled workers. For some people this gives them an opportunity to work, socialize and feel more inclusive.


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This fridge opens from both sides! It’s a lefties dream come true.


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They have antibacterial film on handles, elevator buttons and vending machines.


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This public bathroom let’s you check inside before entering. And when you lock the door, the glass turns opaque.


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The waiter totalled our order by scanning our plates.


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When you flush the toilet, water will run so you can wash your hands. This water is then reused to flush the toilet.


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Bathrooms have baby seats and bag holders.


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They have capsule hotels for as little as $20 a night. Your keycard gives you access to the elevators and lockers. You also get an amenity bag that includes your necessities. I’m lowkey claustrophobic but these pods are roomy.


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When you’re over seventy five years old, you’ll get this sticker. This lets other drivers know you’re old.

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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