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Technology development has strongly supported Japan's post-war economic recovery. Electronic appliances featuring unique Japanese ideas are especially popular among foreign tourists in Japan, and are highly rated for their quality and utility. Today we’d like to introduce a few practical yet unique household electronics that were invented by the Japanese, starting with rice cooker, electronic bidets, and LED.

Rice Cooker

Rice cooker is a must-have for almost all Japanese families, where rice is considered the main dietary staple in Japanese food culture. Ever since rice cookers were first sold to regular households in the 1950s, electronic manufacturers have had to come up with new features every year to stay competitive in the rice cooker market. Rice cooker is also perfect for making breads and dessets.
※As some countries have different voltages than Japan, please be careful of voltage differences when purchasing products. If an adapter is required, please use it within the written capacity range.

220V Rice Cookers

Here we have rice cookers for countries whose voltage is 220V (China, South Korea, etc.)

Rice Cooker - Cooking Capacity -

Another point to check and consider when choosing a rice cooker is the cooking capacity. The bigger the rice cooker, the more energy it uses, so it's important to recognize the right size, based on the amount of rice you want to cook.

Electronic Bidet

The development and spread of electronic bidets have advanced since the Japanese economic miracle in pursuit of more comfortable toilet space. Electronic bidets have several features such as heated seat functions, automatic closing and opening, toilet bowl cleaning and deodorization. In 2000, the electronic bidet, already widely used in Japan, began spreading to luxury hotels and upper-class people overseas as well.
※As some countries may have different voltage to Japan, please be careful about voltage differences when purchasing products. If an adapter is required, please use it within the written capacity range.

LED

Red and green LED lights had been developed since the 1960s, but out of the three primary colors of light, it was said that the development of blue would be "impossible within the 20th century." However, the development of blue LED was made reality by Japanese scientists in 1989. This made it possible to create several different colors, and LED has attracted a lot of attention as a replacement for conventional light bulbs for its energy efficiency.
※As some countries may differ in bulb base sizes and voltage to Japan, please be careful when purchasing (in Japan, E17/E26 are the most common). If a adapater is required, please use it within the written capacity range.

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