Japan is known as one of the countries with the best technological innovation in the world. Every year various breakthroughs, inventions, and high tech gadgets are made and marketed in Japan.
Unfortunately, not all technological innovations in Japan have been marketed globally. The limited number of investors and the lack of interest from foreign companies to import products that have not been proven to be popular in the market make many sophisticated gadgets made in Japan not sold overseas.
Regarding usability, there are many sophisticated gadgets made in Japan that can be used to ease various task in our daily lives. The following are 5 examples of Japanese-made gadgets and tools that should have been sold globally:
The Color Changing Umbrellas
Umbrella is an item that is very commonly used to protect our body from rain. In Japan, the use of umbrellas not only serves as a protector but also has a high aesthetic value.
A company in Japan has sold umbrellas that can give off special colors and patterns when exposed to water. Thus, the umbrella will automatically look prettier when you stand in the rain.
Paper Cup Warmer
This product manufactured by Thanko is designed to keep the temperature in the cup stays warm for a long time. Paper cup warmer uses low power heating technology via the USB connection. This gadget also comes with a handle, so you don’t need to remove the device before drinking.
The High Tech Gadget Dog Aibo
Aibo is a pet dog robot sold by Sony. The development of artificial intelligence technology (AI) in this robot is one of the longest done for the mainstream industry.
Aibo is equipped with a variety of advanced functions through smartphone connections. That’s why many people call this robot dog as “the gadget dog.”
Unfortunately, this amazing robot dog cannot be enjoyed by those of you who are outside of Japan because Sony is rumored to only launch this sophisticated product exclusively for the Japanese market.
The House Moving Trucks with Big Side Doors
One of the most troublesome things about moving is moving things from your old place to the new one. In Japan, the house moving truck has side doors that can be opened wide. This trick makes it very easy for you to take items from the truck and unload it immediately.
This advance mechanical technology also makes the process of moving shorter, so you can immediately arrange the furniture in your new home.
Weather Information Tool in The Elevator
When working inside a multi-story building, you often cannot see the weather conditions outdoors. Therefore, you cannot prepare yourself to deal with extreme weather conditions such as storms or rain.
To overcome this problem, several skyscrapers in Osaka have been equipped with high tech weather information equipment in the elevator which provides detailed information about the weather outside the building.