General culture articles about Japan and Japanese culture.
Like any other country in the world, a refrigerator is an essential household appliance in Japan. Known as reizōko (冷蔵庫), most refrigerators manufactured by a Japanese brand have extra shelves and compartments. So, the limitation of space is never an issue with these fridges.
Japan is a major hub for consumer electronics. It has a significant market for audio accessories. Headphones, earphones, computer speakers and home theater systems are made by reputed brands. Below are the top brands that make speakers in Japan.
Microwave ovens have come a long way since their invention in the 1940s. They used to be those clunky expensive machines operating which seemed to be a hassle but not anymore. Among the many brands that manufacture these appliances, Japanese-made microwave ovens deserve some of the top spots due to the sheer quality and functionality they offer.
Japan comes up with futuristic products every year. And these innovative products continue to amaze the rest of the world! For example, who could have thought that a Bluetooth device can monitor your chewing patterns? Or a live scanner for your food to tell you how much calories you are about to consume. Even though a lot of gadgets are still in the prototype stage, here are 8 gadgets you can actually buy!
Japan has a flourishing automobile industry. And it follows that the tire industry needs to be large enough, too. In 2018, Japan manufactured 146.75 million tires according to figures from JATMA. JATMA is the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association. Below are the top 7 brands.
The electronics industry in Japan is one of the largest in the world. Japanese technology and superior manufacturing instills trust in Japanese electronics. Japanese mobile phones are thus well-trusted. Here are the best mobile phones, made in Japan.
Earthquakes and Japan are almost synonymous. The country experiences around 1,500 shocks a year, including one or more in magnitude 6.5 or higher. If you are planning for a visit, you should know why the country experiences so many earthquakes and how the government and people deal with this natural hazard.
Japan’s history has several accounts of war. Japan was also an important country during World War I and World War II. Thus, there are many war heroes in Japan’s history that are still celebrated. Here are the most well-known seven generals in Japan’s history.
Japan is known for its best in class manufacturing processes. This extends to the luggage industry, too. Here are the top 10 brands. They make some of the best luggage bags in the world.
If you believe the media and TV, Japan appears to be a country straight from the future. Considering technological innovation and socio-economic structure, Japan appears to be way ahead of most western countries. Is it actually a technological wonderland as it seems to be?