Kyocera plans health-analysis device based on odor of feces

Business / Tech Apr 4, 2020

Kyocera plans health-analysis device based on odor of feces

Kyocera Corp. has started developing a device to check human health and immunity from the odor of one's stool, aiming to put it into practical use in three years. In collaboration with AuB Inc., a Tokyo-based startup, Kyocera will analyze data from the device, which ...

Itami airport to be first in Japan to offer toilets for dogs

National Feb 11, 2020

Itami airport to be first in Japan to offer toilets for dogs

Itami airport is set to become the first in Japan to offer toilets for exclusive use by dogs. The regional airport, which is also known as Osaka International Airport but straddles Osaka and Hyogo prefectures, decided to introduce the canine facility after receiving requests not ...

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 ...