The Battle of the Water Loos
Talking about toilets has ceased to be a taboo in Japan. The insatiable Japanese pursuit of hygiene and the national obsession with high-tech gadgets have driven the development of highly advanced toilets, with features ranging from sensor-equipped automatic lid opening, flush, and ozone deodorizing to blow dryers, heated seats, room heating and air-conditioning, and a warm water spray provided by an integrated bidet. Many advanced features have transformed once dirty and dark restrooms into hygienic and luxurious spaces worthy of spending time in.
Working with Japan
Using English to Get Results (Part 2)
By Patricia Pringle
Last month’s article, “Using English to Get Results (Part 1),” described the benefits of using English skillfully when communicating with Japanese colleagues, in order to make the most of their English skills. It covered the fundamentals of communicating in English with anyone who is not a native speaker.
Products Of The Month
Compared with not so long ago, the music listening environment in the home has undergone major changes. Vinyl records and audio cassette tapes are obsolete; going are CDs. Increasingly, the source of music has shifted from large consoles to personal computers, mini-component systems and MP3 players.
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