From smart trousers to flying taxis, Japan drives innovation at Berlin IFA exhibition

The future trends in consumer electronics and home appliances have gone on display at one of the world’s leading trade shows - IFA in Berlin.

And, for the first time, IFA had a global innovation partner - Japan.

The exhibition featured an innovation hub - IFA NEXT - where Japanese start-ups display their ideas. It showed how our life is going to change in the next five, 10 or 20 years.

Japanese companies said despite the hi-tech nature of their products, their aim is to "make society more human and inclusive".