Lonely Planet Writer

Japan holds competition to find the best toilet

A Japanese electronic toilet.
A Japanese electronic toilet. Image by Peter Van den Bossche / CC BY-SA 2.0

Japan is running a contest to find the best toilets, with awards going to ‘most comfortable’, ‘safest for women’ and ‘cheapest for the developing world’.  Organisers will also be looking for designs that make Japan’s high-tech toilets more accessible to foreigners and the physically disabled. Read more: japantimes.co.jp