This week two Americans who do science and a Japanese woman who does Kimonos are getting a huge chunk of cash from the Kyoto Prize, and a southeastern Japanese prefecture wants to become toilet world...
Toto has developed a Bedside Flushable Toilet, for use by people who are disabled, elderly or infirm.
With the development of this product, it's possible for flushable toilets to be put exactly where they are needed, independent of the layout of the building. Because the toilet is not fixed in place, it can be moved in line with the needs of the user, reducing the workload of caregivers and giving more independence to people who need care.
If you are using one of those high tech loos Japan is famous for, and you notice the lid suddenly opening and closing automatically, unexpected and repeated flushes, you might thinks it is a perfect case of 'conjuring', but in reality your high-tech loo has been hacked.
Japan's most popular Satis smart toilet that can be controlled by a smartphone, is vulnerable to cyber attacks, warn security experts.