Toto, Lixil angle for toilet revolution in Europe

Mar 28, 2017

Toto, Lixil angle for toilet revolution in Europe

Toilets with a warm seat and built-in bidet have long been used in Japan, but Japanese companies now have their sights set on popularizing the technology in Europe. Toto Ltd. and Lixil Group Corp. aim to bring about a toilet revolution across the continent, where ...

Japan's schools working to upgrade, Westernize lavatories

| Mar 27, 2017

Japan's schools working to upgrade, Westernize lavatories

Dirty, smelly, dark, scary and broken are the five adjectives most commonly used to describe toilets in Japan's public schools. However, various regions have been making efforts in recent years to make school lavatories an inviting place by converting squat-style toilets into Western-style ones, applying ...

Symbols for toilet functions to be unified in Japan

Jan 17, 2017

Symbols for toilet functions to be unified in Japan

An association of Japanese toilet makers will unify pictograms on toilets with bidet functions to help foreign visitors use them. The nine companies in the Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association said Tuesday they will use the same eight guide signs for the function buttons on ...

Majority of toilets in Japanese schools are squat toilets: survey

Nov 10, 2016

Majority of toilets in Japanese schools are squat toilets: survey

Western-style toilets remain less common than squat toilets at public elementary and junior high schools in Japan despite concerns that Japanese squat toilets are causing many children to delay using them, a national survey released Thursday said. Of the roughly 1.4 million toilets at such ...