12+ times Japan proved it was lightyears ahead of the rest of us

July 15th, 2021

Japan is such an incredible, unique, and interesting country. With a population of over 126 million people, The Land of the Rising Sun is home to innovation, creativity, and absolute brilliancy. Some of their inventions and innovations are truly mind-boggling and show just how far ahead of the world they really are.

Here are 13 times Japan proved it was lightyears ahead of the rest of us.

It’s like a whole other world over there.

1. They have face covers in fitting rooms so you don’t get oil or makeup on clothing you haven’t purchased

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2. Machines generate handwritten text so you look like you took the time to write a letter

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3. Their manhole covers that are both functional and beautiful

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4. They have over 300 scramble intersections that allow pedestrians to cross the street diagonally

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5. Not only do people park inside the lines, they all back into their spots to make parking lots safer

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6. ATMs have cane holders to accommodate Japan’s aging populating

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7. Tourist attractions have phone stands so you can take a timed photo that isn’t a terrible selfie

8. Japanese toilets will wash and warm your bum as well as play music or white noise so no one can hear your business

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9. They have vending machines for everything – including hot food, umbrellas, produce, and medicine

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10. They’ve installed automatic plate-clearers in some restaurants

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11. People actually pay attention to signs

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12. Workers use wearable robotic exoskeletons to help lift heavy objects

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13. Japanese bullet trains that are so smooth you can balance a coin on its side during a ride

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