Is Japan Cool? Toilets!

Today I spotted the ultimate tourism travesty for Japan—In their ranking of the “coolest” things about Japan, the ANA contest “Is Japan Cool?” only considers hi-tech toilets as No. 2 among the must-see attractions in Japan!
Everyone let’s vote for “Toilets” as the Nippon’s Number 1 coolest thing!!

IS-JAPAN-COOL toilets All Nippon Air..

You can view all the rankings on the official website of the “Cool Japan Campaign.” Better yet, just click on my photos editorializing* the top six cool things to see Japan.

cool japan campaign title
right-wing sound trucks big black busses hi-tech toilet hot spring old lady japan onsen baba
top 3 cool japan
white space is good for the soulmt-fuji-trashmore_94x150white space is good for the soulInstantaneous Vending-Machine Skirt white space is good for the soulharajuku girl japan
cool japan top 4, 5, and 6

Along with the Japan Cool rankings, the Japanese airline ANA has a new travel promotion offering the chance to win a pair of round-trip airline tickets to Japan. The competition is open to March 31, 2012 for people of all nationalities of 18 years of age or older. To enter, go to their website:
cool campaign japan ana..

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20 thoughts on “Is Japan Cool? Toilets!”

  1. Sadly, TOTO Corporation’s “TOILET BIKE NEO”…is not as fun as you make it sound. ;-/

    Yeah, the party poops on TOTO’s website ruin all the fun by saying:
    The TOILET BIKE NEO does not have the mechanism to run on the rider’s waste. It runs biogas fuel (fertilized, purified and compressed livestock waste and household wastewater) provided by city waste plants.
    Therefore, the NEO REST seat doe snot function as a toilet, and has been created for promoting TOTO’s environmental efforts.TOTO is not involved with any motorbike or biogas production business.

  2. This is why Japanimation has survived this era. It’s no longer a child’s game. It’s becoming something for adults. It’s one of the styles of films that can involve pushing the limit without using real-life characters.

  3. This is so disguisting, the users of that toilet-bike are sick as hell and probably dead by now with some type of fica desease I know this has to be a third world country and should be reported to the authorities. OhhhhOh but if this is real shit you need to get a job at the zoo because they could use a shit eater to clean the zoo. Maybe this is slave labor.

  4. Japan is so hi-tech that the flushing button is secretly installed on your backside!
    toilet button is on  your backside

  5. Japanese Government’s ‘Uncool’ Cool Japan Video Goes Viral
    Wall Street Journal blog–August 2, 2013
    a home-made Cool Japan video shot by two ministry officials and uploaded to YouTube last month has attracted so much criticism that it’s gone viral, prompting Japan’s online community to ask: Can something be so uncool that it’s actually cool?
    “The economy ministry’s Cool Japan explanation video was so cool that I feel like I’m catching a cold”


  6. In the ladies’ rooms, the “Oto-hime” (sound princess) function is designed to drown out the sounds of bodily functions so women don’t feel embarrassed.

  7. TOTO Corporation’s “TOILET BIKE NEO”—part of their GREEN CHALLENGE…

    Finally the Limeys produce plentiful-n-practical poop power…
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    UK’s first ‘poo bus’ goes into service between Bristol and Bath
    BBC News | 20 November 2014
    The UK’s first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into service between Bristol and Bath.
    The 40-seat “Bio-Bus” runs on biomethane gas generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste.
    The eco-friendly vehicle can travel up to 300km (186 miles) on one tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of about five people to produce…more...

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