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Japanese electric toilets rule

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:20 pm
by CEOCambodiaNews
Japanese electric toilets are complex, so an easy international sign language has been developed to explain how they work to foreigners.

Japanese electric toilet symbols go global
28 February 2018
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Six pictograms, including one illustrating a stylised bottom, have been accepted as the global standard for the use of electric toilets.

Japan's Kyodo News Service says that the six illustrations have been accepted by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, to show users which buttons to press when operating high-tech Japanese toilets and bidets.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry says it's aimed at making life less daunting for tourists visiting the country, especially given the rush of visitors expected for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

The Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association devised the symbols last year after manufacturers agreed to use the same images on all of their products, and they've now declared that "anyone can use an electric toilet with confidence".

They also hope that the standard symbols will help sales of the high-tech toilets, complete with their hot-water flushes and self-closing lids, around the world.
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Re: Japanese electric toilets rule

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:43 pm
by Cruisemonkey
WTF is the first one... typhoon mode??? The second one, I don't have fuckin' clue either.

I tried to use one of the stupid things once and had water shooting across the room. :roll:

Re: Japanese electric toilets rule

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:48 am
by Username Taken
First would be full flush, and second would be half flush.

But I'm just guessing. I will defer to BKKTRAPPER's greater knowledge of all things Japanese.

Re: Japanese electric toilets rule

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:12 am
by Anchor Moy
Lol. Full flush, light flush, back wash,front wash,lift seat, close lid.
(It's written underneath.)
What I hate most are the toilets that self-flush unexpectedly when you are sitting on them. :head shot:

Re: Japanese electric toilets rule

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:14 am
by Arget
First trial run made me jump as water was freezing and I had sat too far back. Almost shot my nuts off.

Re: Japanese electric toilets rule

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:45 pm
by bolueeleh
fancy japanese toilet - 1000$, bum gun - 3$, look of bewilderment from your guests - priceless

Re: Japanese electric toilets rule

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:09 pm
by Beerinthemorning
Username Taken wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:48 am
First would be full flush, and second would be half flush.

But I'm just guessing. I will defer to BKKTRAPPER's greater knowledge of all things Japanese.
nearly all toilets are electronic in japan.

all those buttons are impossible to figure out.