The toilet museum in Kita-Kyushu, Japan. Japan has been working to convert its traditional squat toilets in public places to Western-style sitting ones amid the influx of foreign tourists who are not familiar with the Japanese style. File photo: The Washington Post

Japan converts squat toilets to western-style because foreigners are shunning them as ‘unsanitary’

Japanese government has been promoting modernisation of toilets in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020, when it aims to welcome 40 million inbound travellers during the year

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The toilet museum in Kita-Kyushu, Japan. Japan has been working to convert its traditional squat toilets in public places to Western-style sitting ones amid the influx of foreign tourists who are not familiar with the Japanese style. File photo: The Washington Post
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