Tokyo, Japan (CNN)Located in the industrial city of Chiba, just outside of Tokyo, CEATEC is the biggest electronics show in Japan.
Earprints, tail therapy and calorie scanners: Japan's latest inventions
Each year, the nation which gave the world the bullet train, the Walkman and blue LED light showcases its latest, cutting-edge consumer technologies.
In 2017, Sharp introduced the 8K era with its dazzling 27-inch monitor of the same resolution due to release next month, Lenovo debuted a Star Wars Jedi Challenge game that allowed users to engage in virtual reality lightsaber battles and there were robots galore. This is, after all, Japan.
CNN highlights eight of the quirkiest inventions showcased at the event.