What are some best made in Japan things/products (including anything food, electronics)?

  1. Cameras – the majority of the world’s camera makers are Japanese. Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm, Pentax, Panasonic – all Japanese.
  2. Gaming consoles – Nintendo and Playstation (and formerly Sega) mainly.
  3. Clothes – Uniqlo is the big one but Japanese craftsmen make specialty leather, cotton and denim clothing of very high quality as well.
  4. Cars – Japanese are renowned for making highly reliable cars – Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Acura, Lexus, Infiniti, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Suzuki
  5. Motorcycles – Japanese are also renowned for making great motorcycles – Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki etc
  6. Musical instruments. Piano makers like Yamaha and Kawai, guitar makers such as Ibanez, Yamaha and Takamine etc
  7. Electronics. Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Toshiba, NEC etc are a few of the big electronic companies in the world
  8. Audio equipment. Audio-Technica, Sony, Technics, Denon, Onkyo, Marantz, Pioneer, Yamaha, Nakamichi, Fostex, Accuphase, Luxman, and many others make high end headphones and amplifiers.
  9. Snacks and candy. Japanese gummies especially are known for tasting very similar to real fruit and Japanese potato chips by Calbee and Koikeya are known for not over flavoring their chips and instead focusing on the natural potato flavor of their chips.
  10. Instant noodles. Nissin invented instant ramen and Sapparo Ichiban and Maruchan are two other big companies in the instant noodle industry.


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