Japanese toilet giant Toto flipping open lid on new museum

Aug 27, 2015

Japanese toilet giant Toto flipping open lid on new museum

Japan’s leading toilet giant opens a new museum this week dedicated to a century of lavatories, from its first water-flushing model to the most cutting edge version with odor-neutralizers and variable water jets. The museum operated by Toto — best known for its bidet-equipped Washlet ...

China media pooh-poohs Japanese luxury toilet seats

Feb 26, 2015

China media pooh-poohs Japanese luxury toilet seats

Japan’s luxury lavatories have become the latest flash point with China, after Beijing’s state-run media launched a thunderous tirade against built-in washers and pre-warmed seats on Thursday. The Global Times, which is affiliated with the Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily, devoted the editorial in ...

Sep 16, 2014

Fuji trail areas without toilets raising waste concerns

Human waste left behind by climbers using sections of trails on Mount Fuji where there are no toilets have raised concerns about whether the mountain’s pristine scenery can be maintained, after the iconic volcano was last year added to UNESCO’s World Heritage site list, ...