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 ...

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 ...