Japan can be the destination of choice for those of you who want to vacation abroad. The best times to come to Japan are spring and early autumn. Besides being famous for its cherry blossoms, Japan has always had its own uniqueness.
Japan often presents the latest and unexpected technology. If you’ve been there, you may no longer be surprised by the technology made in Japan that will make your life more practical.
But, for those of you who have never visited Japan, here are 15 interesting technologies and innovations that exist in Japan.
1. Cafe waiter robot
The first visionary innovation for people with disabilities is the presence of the Robot Dawn Cafe. They use robots to serve visitors. These robots are controlled by disabled workers remotely. This technology has opened up wider opportunities for people with disabilities to be able to work and socialize.
You will see the combination of the toilet and the sink when you are in the bathroom. The water used for washing hands will be used to flush the toilet. With this technology, of course, it will make us more water efficient.
3. Shopping cart for kids
In Japan, children learn to be independent from a young age. Japanese children practice to be able to shop on their own. Japanese supermarkets deliberately put children’s items at the bottom, so they are easy to pick up. Supermarkets in Japan also provide mini shopping baskets for children. Now think about it, which countries do the same?
4. Public bathroom
No need to worry when you suddenly want to go to the toilet. In Japan there are many public toilets that you can use. Even though it looks transparent, this bathroom will instantly turn opaque if someone is in it.
Wow, no need to worry about something peek, come on!
5. Double-sided refrigerator door
It may look useless, but this double-sided refrigerator door is also intended for left-handed users. You can open the refrigerator from both sides, so that no need to bother changing positions. Cool!
6. Capsule Hotel
For those of you traveling with budget minimal, you can stay in a Japanese capsule hotel. Enough to spend Rp. 200 thousand, you can sleep comfortably. Lockers are available to store items and elevator to go up to the room. There is no doubt about security. Your locker can only be opened with the key you have. This is one of Japan’s progress that other countries, including Indonesia, have started to imitate.
7. Baby seat
Although it looks trivial, this will make it easier for mothers who have to bring their children into the bathroom. Parents no longer worry about their children, because special seats are available for children.
8. Enough scanning plate to pay
Waiters in Japan no longer need to remember the orders of the visitors who will pay. Waiters do enough scanning on a used plate. Results scan will show the total amount to be paid.
9. Driving stickers
Not much, but the elderly in Japan still like to drive their own cars. Drivers over 75 years old will get a special sticker. This is very useful, so that other drivers know that the car is being driven by an elderly person. A level of caring to emulate, here!
10. Shoes for indoor spaces
For Japanese students, changing shoes every time they go to school is normal. They will wear special shoes indoor provided on the shoe rack. The Japanese also put special slippers in the bathroom.
11. Umbrella locker
Are you on vacation in Japan and then suddenly it rains? Every place in Japan will provide a special locker for umbrellas. You can put your umbrella safely without fear of losing it. Equipped with a security code, of course your umbrella will not be confused with another.
12. Robot cafe
In this cafe, everything from brewing coffee to ready-to-drink coffee is run by a robot named Sawyer. The robot is capable of grinding coffee beans, filling a filter and pouring hot water over a paper cup, up to five servings at a time. Sawyer will greet every visitor who comes,“Would you like some delicious coffee?”
13. Antibacterial coating
Technological progress in Japan is unquestionable. The Japanese have an antibacterial coating on the handles, elevator buttons and vending machines. This layer serves to reduce the growth of bacteria and viruses on the surface of the coated object.
14. Automatic cash register
Some shops in Japan no longer require employees to look after cashiers. Customers simply put the groceries in the cashier that has been provided. Automatically all items will be counted. You don’t have to worry, there will always be a guide at the cash register.
15. Black earplugs
Japan produces black earplugs that are comfortable to use and disguise dirt so that it is not too visible. The jagged texture makes it easy for you to clean your ears. Have you tried it or not? here?
Technological innovation in Japan is different from other countries, right, Bela. Which Japanese technology, here, Which do you think is the most unique?
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