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Wonderful world of Japan

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by ethics, Aug 15, 2015.

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    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    So this guy goes to Japan and discusses obvious things in life from there but not obvious to the rest of the world. Here's his essay:

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    Toilet tech: a most competitive market. An airport toilet—noise-maker (cultural shyness), bidet,... the works.
     
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    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Simple things: disability assistance is everywhere. Most elevators I used, had a wheelchair-height button.


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    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Japanese taxis all come with white-gloved drivers in uniform and automatic door openers. However, they don’t come with GPS or credit card machines (and they don’t like to make change).


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    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    saf.jpg Vending machines on every corner, but no garbage cans anywhere (only recycling). It is considered rude to eat or drink on the street, but you can often find a seat near the vending machines.
     
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    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Even spoon tech caught my eye: spoons designed not to fall in—how obvious.


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    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    More restroom tech: sanitary waste, no touch to open/close.


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    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    No need for large seat cover waste—just wash it with spray cleaner.


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    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Simple yet brilliant: pull roll up to remove, put new roll up in its place. No rolly-polly removable bars that can fall out.

    Here's a demo of how that works:[​IMG]
     

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    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Baby seat in restroom! Shut the front door!! This is needed all over.


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    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Low-set hands-free door opener for disabled restroom (in City Archives building).


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    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Pay/validate or lose your undercarriage. These little lots (sometimes 1-2 spots) took up any free real estate available.

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    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    This rumble strip went down every sidewalk—it's for the blind to get their bearings, and it creates a cultural bike/pedestrian divide. They are also in all airports, train and bus stations and are not fun with rolling suitcases.

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    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Narita airport: what every airport restroom door should look like: a rounded door to ease you in, no clumsy open-in door to fight with your luggage. It felt like an elegant dance.

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    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    All Nippon Airways (ANA): Cup “hole”-der in airplane tray table, the best way to prevent spills.

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