In Japan toilet design contest, there are no 'loo-sers'

Jun 21, 2015

In Japan toilet design contest, there are no 'loo-sers'

Japan is holding its first-ever toilet design contest, with organizers looking for the “most comfortable,” “cheapest for the developing world” and “safest for women,” officials have said. In a bid to find the nation’s loveliest lavatories, a government panel is seeking applications that prove ...

Students think outside the bowl with designs for emergency toilets

Mar 26, 2015

Students think outside the bowl with designs for emergency toilets

Unique emergency toilets designed by groups of industrious high school girls are drawing praise as Japan looks for new ways to prepare for its next natural disaster. The students turned to the drawing board after being inspired by disaster-preparedness lessons at school, and some ...

Aug 9, 2013

Cyberterror threat stalks Japan's high-end toilet users

by Jun Hongo

Cyberterrorists could strike at your most vulnerable and least expected moment because of a glitch in a smartphone-controlled high-tech toilet system manufactured in Japan. According U.S. security firm Trustwave, high-end Lixil Corp. toilets, which can be controlled with Android smartphones, could easily be hacked ...

| Feb 23, 2013

What's next for Toto? More toilet humor

by Amy Chavez

What is the next logical toilet model for Toto? After one has invented a toilet that welcomes you by lifting it’s lid automatically when you walk into the bathroom, cuddles you with a heated toilet seat, washes and dries your bum after you’ve done ...