Japan’s High-Tech Toilets Just Got Cooler

Japan’s high-tech toilets are about to get better with this new idea imposed by the sanitation industry.

Many foreigners have had their minds blown by how impressive Japan’s toilets are. These futuristic and high-tech toilets have lid and seat controls, front and back bidets, flush strength controls and air drying. But as a foreigner who’s in Japan for the first time, it might be difficult to figure how to use these advanced toilets that are far different from the standard flush.  

However, because toilets use products from different manufacturers, the sign or logo for functions may confuse foreigners, so the Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association decided on industry-wide pictograms for the symbols on the control panel.

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With these new standardized symbols, the association hopes that everyone can use these toilets with a “peace of mind.”

Japan is eager to please foreign visitors especially as they start preparing for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympics, BBC noted.

It’s safe to say that many spectators are hoping for amazing things right after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe popped up at the 2016 Rio Olympics stage dressed as Super Mario.

The sanitary association, which includes big brands like Toto, Panasonic, and Toshiba, will begin implementing the standard logos this year.

Whether you find it weird or wow, there’s no doubt that there are no other toilets like the ones you’ll find in Japan.  

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