Some countries live in isolation and develop by their own rules and norms. Thus, some of their normal and routine things may look really weird to us. One of these countries is Japan. Japanese people are focused on inventing new modern technologies, making their lives as comfortable as possible, and being in harmony with nature.
You’ll find so many amazing things there: freezing cold band-aids used instead of fever reducers, baking soda pills that dechlorinate water, or collagen gummies for those who want to look young and healthy.
Apegeo invites you to find out about some inventions and solutions from the Land of the Rising Sun.
Braille on the top of drink cans
In Japan, there is braille on the top of drink cans. It’s another thing that proves Japanese people care about each other like no one else in the world.
Knitted socks for chair legs
They protect floors from scratches and prevent unpleasant squeaky sounds. In many homes, the floors are wooden and it’s really important to keep them in good condition.
Real milk can be easily found with the help of a small notch on a packaging.
This packaging was designed especially for children, people with visual impairments, and illiterate people. The notch helps them distinguish real milk from milk products. 3.5 oz of real milk contains 3.5 gr of fat, and in Japan low-fat milk is considered to be a milk product.
The back doors of taxis open automatically.
This technology was implemented in 1964 right before the summer Olympic games in Japan. The government wanted to show their hospitality. By the way, it’s really convenient if you’re carrying heavy bags — neither you nor the driver has to open the door.
Cooling band-aids for fevers or the summer heat and warmers for cold winters
Instead of using medicine to treat a fever, Japanese people use cooling band-aids that are harmless, even for babies. As soon as the band touches the skin, certain reactions occur and you feel cold. The effect usually lasts for 8 hours.
In summer, people use cooling pads that, in other cases, are applied to bruises and injuries. You just have to shake the pad and it gets cold within a few seconds. The effect lasts from 15 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on the size of the pad.
In winter, warming band-aids are also used. You have to open the packaging, stick a pad to your clothing (as a rule, people put them in pockets, in shoes, or under jeans), and enjoy its heat of 85-105° F.
A Christmas tree that can be installed in a second
This tree is a great solution if you’re against cutting down Christmas trees or spending hours installing a fake one. This tree can be easily installed and stored.
Single-use underwear and deodorizing wipes for when you need to spend the night at your office
These items are just what you need if you work a lot: you can spend a convenient night in the office. They are also great for travelers and for those who want to stay at their friend’s house on a whim.
Wipes are usually used when you want to freshen up quickly, but don’t want to spend too much time or take a shower. In Japan, people really care about water resources.
Giant cups of noodles
2,000 kcal are almost a day’s worth of calories. This product is also for those who work a lot. Japanese people don’t eat this type of food every day. What’s more, it’s usually served with vegetables, fish, meat, or seafood.
You have to prove to the police that you have a free parking spot in order to buy a car.
This rule reduces the amount of cars that are on the roads. In Japan, the public transport system is well-developed, so a personal car isn’t a necessity.
Gummies with an anti-aging effect
The manufacturer of this product claims that it contains a large amount of collagen and hyaluronic acid and has a considerable impact on the skin. Suntan gummies are also really popular: if you consume them on a daily basis, they protect your skin from UV radiation and make your skin look young and healthy.