The toilet museum in Kita-Kyushu, Japan. A Japanese maxim has it that “the restroom is the face of the household” – but Nagoya appears not to have heard. Photo: The Washington Post

Japan’s least attractive city? Toilet paper lack sees Nagoya hit a bum note – again

Nagoya’s troubles in the popularity stakes leave city elders wondering – is it because there’s no toilet paper in public facilities?

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The toilet museum in Kita-Kyushu, Japan. A Japanese maxim has it that “the restroom is the face of the household” – but Nagoya appears not to have heard. Photo: The Washington Post
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.