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List of Japanese Inventions

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A list of famous Japanese inventions and innovations. Ancient cultures have long been known to discover, create, and produce new and useful tools, medicines, and foods, and ancient Japanese inventions are among the most popular discoveries still used today. This list of Japanese inventions includes martial arts like karate, aikido, and jujutsu, as well as modern Japanese inventions like karaoke.

Over the years, historical inventions from Japan have helped move society forward, enabling humans to hunt, eat, and travel in much more efficient ways. Ancient Japan inventions have also allowed people to learn more about the world, keep safe from wildlife, and stay healthier longer.

These inventions by Japanese inventors are labeled by era from which they came. Vote for your favorites to move them to the top of the list, and add any that you see missing.
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    Flash Memory Storage technology

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    Food science

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    Compact Disc Storage technology

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    Memory card Storage technology

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    Camcorder Cameras

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    Plasma television Visual display units

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    Walkman Audio technology

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    Compact Disc player Audio technology

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    Martial arts

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    Liquid crystal display television Visual display units

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    Calculators

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    Video cassette Storage technology

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    Robotics

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    Electric rice cooker Domestic appliances

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    Quartz wristwatch Timekeeping

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    Blu-ray Disc Storage technology

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    Platform game Video games

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    Dvd Storage technology

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    Psychological horror Film and animation

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    Cultured pearl Technology

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    Cup noodles Food science

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    Arts

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    Ninjutsu Martial arts

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    Videocassette recorder Electronics

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    Martial arts

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    Stealth game Video games

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    Solar-powered calculator Calculators

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    The fire balloon Weapons

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    Samurai cinema Film and animation

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    Racing game Video games

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    Martial arts

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    Aviation

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    Survival horror Video games

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    Video games

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    Cel-shaded animation Film and animation

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    Novel Literature

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    Steampunk animation Film and animation

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    Psychological horror game Video games

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    Bullet Train Transport

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    Katana Weapons

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    Digital single-lens reflex camera Cameras

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    Real Robot Film and animation

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    Dance pad Game controllers

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    Biplane Aviation

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    Ninja robot Robotics

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    Fighting game Video games

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    Graphing Calculator Calculators

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    Handheld electronic camera Cameras

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    Pocket television Visual display units

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    Credit-card-sized calculator Calculators

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