Hideki Yukawa, first Asian to receive Nobel Prize in Physics

First Asian presented the Nobel Prize in Physics was in 1949

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Cultured Pearls, an Invention of Kokichi Mikimoto

In 1988, Kokichi Mikimoto, a Japanese business man implanted semiglobular mother-of-pearl beads in to Pearl Oysters. Continue reading

Seaweed Cultivation Circa 1700s

Seaweed Cultivation was developed in Japan at Edo Bay (now Tokyo) around the 1700's. Continue reading

Rice now dates back to 11,500 years ago.

Up to the end of the 1900s it was widely believed that rice originated in India circa 3000 BCE. Continue reading

Japan has 119 Epidemics over 400 years

In 552 CE, Japan experienced an epidemic, most likely Smallpox, a very contagious disease. Continue reading

Game Boy

In 1989, the Nintendo Company Ltd., Japan, introduced a handheld video game called the Game Boy. Continue reading

Ultraviolet solid-state laser

In late 1993 the Sony KK of Tokyo, Japan, announced they developed an Ultraviolet solid-state laser, capable of generated a continuous 1-watt wave beam at a 266 nano-meters wavelength. Continue reading

Ronald McDonald comes to Canada

Get this, Canada was the first country outside the USA, to have a McDonalds. Continue reading

Undersea cable network between Japan and USA

The first undersea fiberoptic cable network began operation in August 2001, between Japan and USA, this was a joint venture between American and Japanese telecommunications companies, connecting Japan to the U.S. mainland via Hawaii.
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Japanese Catholic Converts Were Martyred

There were 26 Japanese Catholic converts put to death at Nagasaki on February 5, 1596, by order of the shogun, Hideyoshi Toyotomi. Continue reading