The Japanese nation has always strived for innovation, invention and the search for scientific breakthroughs. Especially the sons of the land of the rising sun worked hard to create high technology, giving the world significant progress.
Let’s take a look at all the significant inventions of Japan, both modern and ancient.
Tactile coating on surfaces
The life of the blind is hard and requires significant care from relatives and friends. The Japanese have managed to create an innovative tactile coating, which significantly “illuminated” the path of people with vision problems. It was in the city of Okayama in 1967 that such a coating was first located near a specialized school for the blind. Now, in all major cities, local authorities are trying to install such coverage, at least in the center, in order to make it easier for the blind to navigate in the surrounding space. The coating necessarily stands out in bright light against the background of asphalt or paving slabs.
For Japan, this accessory has become not only a useful invention, but also one of the symbols of imperial power. The first fan-like products appeared in China, but they were solid. And in Japan they invented quite a modern version of the “cooler”. It was made of thin boards that folded into a familiar accordion. The fan gained popularity in imperial circles, as well as in traditional kabuki theater and national dance. The surface of the product was decorated with various traditional drawings of the land of the rising sun.
The flavor additive has made the taste of many modern dishes attractive. Monosodium glutamate is a famous flavor enhancer for many ketchups, sauces, fast food, sausages, cheese and more. It was first invented in Tokyo. A scientist from the Metropolitan University isolated monosodium glutamate from kombu seaweed. In 1909, he received a patent for the production of a special dietary supplement. The first batch of goods with monosodium glutamate was sold under the name “Ajinomoto”, which translates as the essence of taste.
I can’t imagine my life without cloud drives and flash drives. As it turned out, which was a discovery for me personally, flash memory was invented in Japan. This was done by an engineer of the well-known Toshiba electronics manufacturing and development company.
I am far from high technology, but the Japanese managed to create a memory that can carry a certain amount of information, it can be written and erased many times. The key to the success of this technology was the floating gate transistor.
Another breakthrough in the field of modern technologies, which made it possible to create modern electric vehicles and various types of equipment. The principle of operation of such batteries was first described in 1970. The first energy carrier was born in 1991, when the Japanese Akira Yoshino and Sony received a patent for the production of lithium-ion batteries.
Another revolutionary innovation from the Japanese that helped create a new way to store data. The QR code was created in 1994 by the Japanese company Denso, which has a patent for its production. Now this technology is used everywhere – trade, digital data, tourism, Internet projects. The QR code and its implementation would not have been possible without the mass appearance of smartphones and high Internet technologies.
The Japanese have made a huge number of breakthroughs in the field of high technology and food.