Innovation nation: 13 recent technology advancements made in Japan

A worker checks a crop of lettuce in a renovated clean room once used to make mobile phone chips. Image credit: Fujitsu
Japan is still the third-largest economy in the world after the U.S. and China, impressive for a nation of just 120 million. You don't hear about it much anymore, but that doesn't mean the pace of innovation has slowed. Here are 13 areas where Japan is blazing trails.

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