Potential embarrassment and squat toilets among factors not conducive to pooping in educational institutions.
Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the poops of your butt.
These eight pictograms will be used from April to make functions easier to understand for toilet users.
Don’t let the machines do all the work! Learn how to take control of your butthole’s destiny with these demonstrations.
On a visit to this bathroom, a printed move list is just as important as toilet paper.
The existence of the Japanese-style toilet in places of education may be circling the drain.
With lavishly decorated gold-painted ceilings, a flowing brook and a Japanese style bridge, this is one of the most stylish places to do your business in Japan.
While the widespread presence of public toilets in convenience stores is great, it is also fraught with ambiguous customs and could, technically, even lead to criminal charges.
The new technology has been developed to help mask unpleasant odours.
Using the amenities at this bookshop cafe means pulling back a shelf of books like a character from a spy movie.
Today’s reason to poop in Japan.
They say variety is the spice of life, so this Japanese website is ready to add some piquancy to your Class 2 bathroom proceedings.
These features will make you flush with excitement.
Young women found to be surprisingly blasé about using soap.
Pardon my language, or actually this tourist center restroom poster’s language.
The Japanese are known for being incredibly efficient, so you’d expect them to also have the most efficient gizmos. Today, we’re looking at eight Japanese gadgets that we’ve become so dependent on, we can’t live without them!
Japanese toilets continue to lead the way with a new range of beautifully decorative models.
Earlier this year, nearly 1,200 rail stations in Japan chose to ban the use of selfie sticks in reaction to the dangers of users not paying attention to their surroundings and the general nuisance caused by the photo-snapping peripherals in crowded areas. Now, East Japan Railways, Japan’s largest train operator, is taking aim at another problem: people walking through the station while staring at their smartphones instead of watching where they’re going.
But while you can ban selfie sticks and only ruffle the feathers of tourists and other leisure-oriented train passengers, millions of people rely on their smartphones during their daily commute to keep in touch with family, coworkers, and clients. So instead of prohibiting them, East Japan Railways has started a campaign to remind people not to use their smartphones while walking, and the reminder is so gentle that you can put it in your butt.
On long car trips in the U.S., I didn’t really find the prospect of using a highway rest stop bathroom significantly more appealing than just holding it until I got to my destination, whether that meant waiting until the next city or the next state. Honestly, given how filthy a lot of the public toilets were, I was generally happier with a deserted stretch of road or a grove of trees I could pull over near.
In Japan, though, it’s a different story, as this video of a rest stop bathroom shows it to be cleaner and classier than the one in many people’s homes.
Although we explored public restrooms the world over in a previous article, we left out the fact that many refugees, natural disaster survivors, and other displaced people have no access to the modern plumbing many of us take for granted. For those living in areas where public toilets are unavailable, a trip to the bathroom is at best a chore, and at worst a major sanitary concern.
Luckily technological advances are being made in order to help remedy these problems, and so far 2015 has been a promising year in that regard. UK researchers and volunteers were able to successfully create an urine-powered outhouse, while over in Japan a high school girls’ volunteer club recently came up with a new economic and hygienic portable toilet option.