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Japanese Inventions

The Bullet Train

Jujutsu is a method of close combat Japanese martial art form. It's meant to defeat an armed opponent, where one does not have weapons. Jujutsu is translated into meaning 'gentle art.' Jujutsu developed among the samurai of Feudal Japan. Today there are many forms of Jujutsu, and it's practiced in tradicional and sport forms.

The Bullet Train is the world's first high speed train. This train's fastest speed is 130 mph. The first train station was officially opened in October 1964, in the city of Tokyo. The construction took six years. The name of the first bullet train in Japan is 0 Series Shinkansen.

Before CDs, cassate taprs were what people would use for audio. In 1979, Sony introduced the Walkman to Japan. They realized the potential of the CD, so they pushed the CD to a mainstream product. November 1984, Sony introduced the D-50. The D-50 was the first portable CD player, that adapted the name Discman.

Portable CD Player


Gunpei Yokoi is the inventor of the Nintendo that was created in Japan. He first got the idea to make a handheld gaming system while on a train while seeing a man play with a LCD calculator to kill time. Later, the Nintendo was released in America in 1985, and later released in 1986 in Europe. When the Nintendo was released in Japan, 1983, it was meant to be a family computer. This system was so popular that it was the best-selling gaming consoles of its time.



The Katana was invented in the Muromachi period, 1392-1573. The Katana is a sword that was made to increase the speed of attack on an opponent. The Katana was used by the Samurai. When the Samurai held the blade at their side,the blade was face up. It allowed the Samurai to slash their enemies in a single motion. The use of this blade became popular in the daily life of Samurai. Before the Katana the Samurai used a curved sword. The curved sword was worn with the blade facing down.


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