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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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    Food science

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    Compact Disc Storage technology

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    Memory card Storage technology

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    Flash Memory Storage technology

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    Camcorder Cameras

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    Plasma television Visual display units

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    Calculators

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    Walkman Audio technology

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    Compact Disc player Audio technology

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    Electric rice cooker Domestic appliances

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    Liquid crystal display television Visual display units

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    Martial arts

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    Robotics

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    Cup noodles Food science

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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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    Arts

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    Video cassette Storage technology

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    Katana Weapons

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    Stealth game Video games

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    Psychological horror Film and animation

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    Solar-powered calculator Calculators

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    Cultured pearl Technology

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    The fire balloon Weapons

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    Bullet Train Transport

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    Aviation

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    Biplane Aviation

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    Ninjutsu Martial arts

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    Portable CD player Audio technology

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    Umami Food science

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    Steampunk animation Film and animation

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    Videocassette recorder Electronics

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    Martial arts

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    Racing game Video games

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    Samurai cinema Film and animation

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    Martial arts

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    Video games

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    Digital single-lens reflex camera Cameras

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    Dance pad Game controllers

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    Psychological horror game Video games

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    Ninja robot Robotics

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    Novel Literature

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    Survival horror Video games

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    Graphing Calculator Calculators

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    Cel-shaded animation Film and animation

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    Real Robot Film and animation

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    Motion-sensing controller Game controllers

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    Vitamin Biomedical science

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