Japan's toilet 'Westernization' movement gains momentum

National Jan 28, 2018

Japan's toilet 'Westernization' movement gains momentum

Japan has been working to convert its traditional squat toilets to Western-style commodes to accommodate the growing influx of foreign tourists. With many foreign visitors puzzled over how to use squat toilets and even shunning them as "unsanitary," the government has been promoting toilet modernization ...

Toto hopes to clean up with new self-cleaning toilets

National Jan 18, 2018

Toto hopes to clean up with new self-cleaning toilets

by Magdalena Osumi

With the upcoming 2020 Olympics in mind leading Japanese toilet-maker Toto Ltd. has recently introduced a new type of self-cleaning toilet for public restrooms, aiming to improve bathroom experiences for locals and foreign visitors to Japan. "We're seeing a surge in inbound tourism," said Hirofumi ...

Toto to double Washlet output in Thailand with new plant

Business / Corporate Dec 15, 2017

Toto to double Washlet output in Thailand with new plant

Leading Japanese toilet maker Toto Ltd. is boosting production capacity in Thailand to meet global demand for its Washlet toilets, as well as potential domestic market needs. Toto (Thailand) Co., its wholly owned subsidiary, said it is planning to complete the construction of its second ...

Toilet maker Toto eyes recovery in Malaysia by 2019

Business / Corporate Aug 22, 2017

Toilet maker Toto eyes recovery in Malaysia by 2019

Leading toilet maker Toto Ltd. anticipates a recovery in demand by 2019 after weathering a lull triggered by Malaysia's economic downturn, its local distributor says. Livvy Lam, executive director of W. Atelier Bhd., speaking recently for Toto Malaysia Bhd., said market demand this year is ...

Toto launches high-end Washlet bidet toilets globally

Business Aug 1, 2017

Toto launches high-end Washlet bidet toilets globally

Toto Ltd. on Tuesday launched a high-end model of its Washlet bidet toilet series as a flagship product targeting wealthy individuals and hotels across the globe. The Neorest NX with a domestic sticker price of ¥615,600 ($5,590), the highest among the company's items, features a ...