List of Japanese Inventions Anything
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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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    Flash Memory Storage technology

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    Memory card Storage technology

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    Compact Disc 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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    Pocket Calculator 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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    Psychological horror Film and animation

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    Cultured pearl Technology

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    Cup noodles Food science

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    Dvd Storage technology

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    Arts

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    Ninjutsu Martial arts

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    Stealth game Video games

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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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    The fire balloon Weapons

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    Bullet Train Transport

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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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    Digital single-lens reflex camera Cameras

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    Video games

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    Novel Literature

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    Steampunk animation Film and animation

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    Cel-shaded animation Film and animation

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    Real Robot Film and animation

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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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    Survival horror Video games

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    Biplane Aviation

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    Dance pad Game controllers

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    Psychological horror game Video games

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    Hybrid assistive limb Robotics

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    Graphing Calculator Calculators

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    Katana Weapons

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    Fighting game Video games

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