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 ...

Cities, firms clean up with wins at Japan's first toilet awards

Sep 5, 2015

Cities, firms clean up with wins at Japan's first toilet awards

A total of 28 municipalities and businesses have received the government’s first toilet awards for promoting clean, safe and comfortable public lavatories while also improving women’s lives through better sanitation. “Although there are diverse policies relating to food, we have few opportunities to discuss ...

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 ...