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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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    Memory card Storage technology

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    Compact Disc Storage technology

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    Flash Memory Storage technology

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    Camcorder Cameras

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    Walkman Audio technology

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    Plasma television Visual display units

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    Calculators

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    Martial arts

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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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    Robotics

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    Cup noodles Food science

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    Quartz wristwatch Timekeeping

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    Video cassette Storage technology

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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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    The fire balloon Weapons

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    Arts

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    Ninjutsu Martial arts

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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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    Solar-powered calculator Calculators

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    Bullet Train Transport

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    Biplane Aviation

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    Aviation

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    Katana Weapons

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    Samurai cinema Film and animation

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    Stealth game Video games

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    Martial arts

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    Novel Literature

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    Racing game Video games

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    Ninja robot Robotics

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    Psychological horror game Video games

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    Cel-shaded animation Film and animation

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    Survival horror Video games

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    Umami Food science

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    Video games

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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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    Graphing Calculator Calculators

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    Portable CD player Audio technology

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    Autonomation (autonomous automation) Technology

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    Plastic central processing unit Electronics

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