Japan and its self-cleaning toilets

@scheng1 (24812)
Singapore
July 1, 2016 9:52pm CST
Japan is way far more advanced in things that matter. In the case of toilets, they have developed self-cleaning toilets. It sure is good news for all households around the world. The only problem is the price. I cannot see myself paying $4000 to install a toilet that auto-cleans.
Japan is well-known for its highly functional toilets with their built-in bidets, but lately they have become even more pleasant to use. The newest models not only clean your posterior, they also clean the toilet bowl by such means as a special ceramic pro
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@allen0187 (32597)
• Philippines
2 Jul 16
I'd likely pass on this as well. $4,000 toilets are too expensive for my blood. I have far better things to buy with $4,000.
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@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
2 Jul 16
Hopefully a few years later, the price of the toilets will be half the current price. After that, it will be a matter of time before it reaches just a few hundred dollars. I think that is a good invention, and all hotels and public toilets should get one like this.
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@allen0187 (32597)
• Philippines
2 Jul 16
@scheng1 I agree that it is a good invention and establishments should get it. Homes should get it as well if they can afford it. At the current price though, I'd likely pass on it as I mentioned earlier.
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@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
3 Jul 16
@allen0187 I will not get it too. If that is the selling price, we have to add in the shipping price to get to our country, and then hire someone to install it. Too much money for a simple toilet.
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• United States
5 Jul 16
Japanese technology is definitely high tech but I am with you. I cannot see myself paying that much money too for a toilet especially.
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@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
6 Jul 16
I think this is really out of reach for ordinary homes. Perhaps it is good for shopping malls, hotels, hospitals and other public places. They can save on manpower since the cleaners do not have to clean the toilets anymore.
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• United States
6 Jul 16
@scheng1 I would be scared to use it if it's in public. Is it good for hygiene though? The water touches other people then us?
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@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
6 Jul 16
@infatuatedbby Considering the fact that Japan has the longest lifespan in the world, and they really pay attention to the hygiene, I think you should be more terrified to use the public toilets in your country and all over the world.
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@sunrisefan (17121)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
This is interesting but these self-cleaning toilets could only be functioning in Japan because they have separate water supplies for the homes. They use the soft water, which does not contain minerals that are often the cause of stains, to flush the toilet.
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@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
3 Jul 16
No, they are meant for worldwide uses. They have special material for the toilet bowl, so it is not the usual ceramic that is used to make toilets. It seems that there are many types of self-cleaning toilets with different ways to get rid of stains.
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@sunrisefan (17121)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
@scheng1 Yes, but aside from the special ceramis which i read in your attached link, soft water is also an important component in the process as mentioned there.
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@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
3 Jul 16
@sunrisefan Easy to make the water soft, but not that easy to install a special pipe for the toilet bowl. I think hotels, hospitals, and public places should get such toilets. They can cut down on the cleaning time, and the cleaners can be redeployed to clean a larger area.
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• Hyderabad, India
3 Jul 16
The concept is good and live a life of healthy but buy need to spend 2 lacks rs , need some time but in future i will plan to buy and install this to toilet
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@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
3 Jul 16
I think this kind of toilet bowls is better for the government to buy and install in all public toilets. More people will benefit from a clean public toilet, and governments can get cheaper price when they buy many such products.
@1hopefulman (26097)
• Canada
3 Jul 16
Wow, here it costs about $100 but we have to clean them ourselves.
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@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
3 Jul 16
The Japanese pays a lot of attention to their diet and hygiene. That is why their lifespan tops the world.
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@gichrys (103)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
I will buy that if I have the money. but hey I don't so ill pass that self cleaning toilet. Maybe after 20 years.
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@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
3 Jul 16
I sure think the large shopping centers should get such toilets. At least the cleaners do not have to spend so much time in cleaning toilet.
@blitzfrick (2912)
• United States
2 Jul 16
I'm pretty sure Brangelina and their friends can afford one of these toilets. Plenty of rich people in that market niche! Now if the rest of us could just get a toilet (or a urinal for the guys) like the one at the link below, we might all get a cleaner bathroom experience:
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@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
3 Jul 16
I think those large hotels should get such toilets. They can save on manpower since it takes lesser time to clean one room, as the toilet is self-clean.
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• Philippines
2 Jul 16
price will probably drop after 50 yrs lol. i think such technology will make us too lazy even to clean the toilet. wished they have more focus on going into space
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@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
2 Jul 16
I rather they focus more on matter on Earth than to waste money in space exploration. If they can clean up the ocean, and land, and provide clean water to everyone regardless of weather condition, that is better.
@ilocosboy (34344)
• Philippines
2 Jul 16
oh my that's too expensive i'd rather do it by myself because $4000 is a lot of things to buy and you can put up your own business but it is good for those who have a lot of money
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@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
2 Jul 16
If I open a hotel, I will definitely install this toilet and cut down on the number of cleaners. I think there is really no point having such toilet at home. We do not use the toilet until it gets so dirty as the public toilet.
@salonga (27995)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
What a wonderful invention! But not wonderful price
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
2 Jul 16
Aww that is quite expensive!
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• India
2 Jul 16
Nice invention but the price seems to be so high
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• Quezon City, Philippines
2 Jul 16
Japan produces products way beyond our thinking.
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@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Jul 16
What an expensive toilet! I heard that the Japanese toilets even have more features, such as they can check whether you are healthy or not. This is a very cool feature.