2019 Japanese Tech Trends

Japan is one of the top leading countries in terms of technological advancement and innovation. Technological advancements such as contactless payments and an efficient train system have seamlessly blended into Japanese peoples’ day-to-day lives. As we move forward into the future, there are more and more demand for IOT devices, gaming console accessories, and much more.

Here are some trends we have listed below and some products related to it:

AI (Artificial Intelligence) / IOT (Internet of Things)

AI and IOT has slowly been entering into peoples’ lives through virtual assistants such as Siri, Amazon Alexa/Echo, Google home, and many more. They were made to execute everyday simple tasks for us (i.e. setting alarms, scheduling appointments, etc.) to make our lives a little easier. They have come a long way and has been implemented in many different types of products.

WT2 Plus

WT2 plus

Not only does this smart translator look cool, but it is an excellent way to hop over language barriers. The WT2 Plus by TimeKettle is an AI-powered smart translator that allows you to speak to another individual despite not knowing their language. Checkout the video below for more information:


Luuna Sleep Mask 

The Luna sleep mask analyzes your sleeping pattern and brainwaves to produce music and measure your sleep to ensure you get a fulfilling rest. It is fully customizable and you get your data synced into an app that reports your sleep pattern. With this you can learn about what works best for you and how you can improve your sleep.

Projection Technology

Projection technology is becoming more and more popular due to its portability, convenience, and share ability aspect of it. Take a look at some of these cool products below:

Laser Keyboard

This laser keyboard by Serafilm is the future. No more carrying around an extra keyboard on your trips. This small portable device allows you to type accurately all your business email needs and comes in 4 languages: English, Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish. On top of that, you get a piano keyboard as well. If you’re skeptical about the typing accuracy, no need to fear because of the rounded buttons. There is less chance of hitting the wrong key so that you won’t make that embarrassing typo in your email.

Ceiling Projector

popIn Aladdin has developed a device that is a projector, ceiling light, and speaker all in one. It is compatible with Youtube, Spotify, Netflix, and many more apps. This ceiling light not only provides endless fun, but it also saves you the hassle of installing a huge TV screen in your room and dealing with countless cable wires. It is a great way to bring your family and friends together for a party or a movie night.

Gaming / AR / VR

When it comes to video games, Japan definitely holds position of being one of the top game manufacturers in the world. The Japanese gaming industry definitely made a huge impact in the gaming world. Additionally, there is a huge market for gaming console accessories. The development of AR and VR has significantly changed the user experience as well by allowing players to directly interact with the game with their own physical movements and actions.

GENKI Bluetooth Audio for the Nintendo Switch

Just like what the name suggests, this little device allows you to connect your wireless headphones to your Nintendo Switch console, which wasn’t possible before. A simple device like this appeals to many players who don’t want to blast their volume every time they play.

AR Solar System Mini Set


Learning CAN be made fun! This AR solar system teaches you about the planets and interesting facts about them. This is sure way to get many kids interested with hands on learning.


The Japanese have embraced technology and have implemented it into their everyday lives. Every year, the market is flooded with new interesting products. Trying to predict what the next big thing can be difficult.

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