Japan, home of the high-tech loo, hopes basic toilet can save lives

By Kazuhiro Nogi

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Good idea and investment. Interesting futuristic shape too!

One other neglected field is women's menstrual health, especially in developing areas. Anyone or anything up for that?

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SATO toilet????

"Self - sealing trapdoor" is the innovation in this thing?

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Can we use this toilet in Japan, should there be (which heaven forbid!) an earthquake or other disaster that knocks out running water? Does this require running water?

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How about India, people there seems to think relieving themselves anywhere and everywhere seems to be their god given birth right (men mostly).

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