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Cooling Gel Sheets
Japan's Top Inventions
11m 37s

Broadcast on July 22, 2020
Available until August 5, 2021

The behind-the-scenes tales of hit products and creations in Japan: this is Japan's Top Inventions. This time we feature cooling gel sheets, which can be applied to the forehead for cooling relief when you have a fever. These sheets were developed in Japan in 1994, and were inspired by none other than a certain pub dish! The sheets are now sold in some 20 countries and regions, and about 400 million are consumed each year. Join us as we discover the little-known story behind the invention of the cooling gel sheets. (This program was broadcast on July 8, 2020.)

photo Cooling gel sheets photo Miyanishi Kazuhito, a member of the development team photo Packaging from around the world photo A child using a cooling gel sheet