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19 Images That Perfectly Explain Why The Future Has Already Arrived In Japan

We know it well now, but it’s always surprising to keep finding out: Japan is a land where the future (in the best sense of the word) seems to already be present.

The Land of the Rising Sun is a curious treasure chest, extravagant, and full of surprises where modernity and traditions constantly mingle and fit together perfectly. How many everyday objects have been designed and produced here? A large number and that is why the world owes so much to “Made in Japan” ingenuity. But Japan is not only synonymous with technology: you only have to look at the photos that we are going to show you to understand that here the attention to detail and to the well-being of people is something fundamental and indispensable. , in any situation. Ready to travel to the future?

#1. To prevent the road from freezing, there are special nozzles in this mountainous area that spray water and salt.

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#2. The bathroom mirror in this hotel room is heated to prevent fogging.

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#3. In this elevator, a light signal indicates if it is raining outside and invites you to take your umbrella before going out.

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#4. Always in a hotel room: a lamp perfectly “cut in half” to provide light or dark according to the needs of the customers

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#5. In this shopping center, there are refrigerated lockers where you can store fresh food while you do other shopping.

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#6. These chewing gums are sold with pieces of paper for easier disposal

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#7. In some Japanese trains, the seats are oriented towards the windows so that passengers can enjoy the scenery.

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#8. Why settle for just installing manhole covers? Here, they become works of art!

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#9. This staircase has indications that reveal how many calories one expends when not taking the elevator.

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#10. A drainage channel with water so clean that fish live in it!

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#11. In the land of the rising sun, it is not uncommon to find these dispensers of wipes to clean the screen of your smartphone

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#12. These mounts in tourist places are perfect for holding the phone or camera and taking a selfie!

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#13. The parking spaces reserved for people with reduced mobility are “protected” by a barrier which is only raised after inserting a special card proving the handicap.

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#14. If the taxi driver is going too fast, just press this button to slow down …

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#15. Getting around by bike is very easy: with these ramps, you can easily face the stairs in public places!

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#16. The food and drink machines at this station are painted like the real trains passing through it!

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#17. This “sculpture” made up of speakers is interactive and public: everyone can connect via bluetooth and play their favorite music.

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#18. This driverless vehicle travels around town and sells food

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#19. This is not a strange ritual: it is just the way airline workers apologize when an unexpected delay occurs.

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Japan is truly a curious and fascinating land, don’t you think?

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