From the walkman to robots, Japanese technology has become synonymous with innovation and quality. The country that pioneered the electric toilet has also been responsible for some of the most popular entertainment systems of all time, and there are countless everyday tools we take for granted which originated in Japan.
Sophisticated robots are one of the most exciting technological innovations to emerge from Japan. As technology develops, their capabilities are growing ever more impressive, and some predict that the day when robots may be seen as carers, workers, and even companions is not too far away. Until that day comes however, we can enjoy watching robots capable of taking part in dance contests, kicking balls, and making eerily human facial expressions.
Japan also excels at producing small everyday gadgets to accommodate any need. Air conditioned trousers, smiley face iPhone chargers and pet emergency evacuation jackets are just some of the latest must-have items for any discerning technophile.