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.
Cooling gel sheets
Miyanishi Kazuhito, a member of the development team