Japan's schools working to upgrade, Westernize lavatories

National | CHUBU CONNECTION Mar 27, 2017

Japan's schools working to upgrade, Westernize lavatories

Dirty, smelly, dark, scary and broken are the five adjectives most commonly used to describe toilets in Japan's public schools. However, various regions have been making efforts in recent years to make school lavatories an inviting place by converting squat-style toilets into Western-style ones, applying ...

Majority of toilets in Japanese schools are squat toilets: survey

National 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 such ...

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

National 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 the ...