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Japan's Accessible Toilets Second to None

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In discussing how accessible Japan is to people with wheelchairs, Zooming Japan guest writer Josh of Accessible Japan examines the accessibility of Japanese toilets.

The verdict? According to Josh toilets in Japan are second to none. He's pleased to find a fully equipped, clean, "multi-purpose toilet" next to many public men's and women's washrooms. And unlike many Western accessible toilets—which are often only slightly bigger than the regular version—they're not only big enough not to fit a chair in, but even roomy enough to actually move around.

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