67% of Japanese men stand while urinating: survey
33% of Japanese men sit while urinating: survey
Friday 25 September 2009, 05:51 AM JST
KITAKYUSHU — About one in three Japanese men tend to sit on the toilet seat when urinating at home, according to results of a survey by toilet maker Toto Ltd. The Internet survey conducted in May, covering 500 men in their 20s to 60s whose homes have Western-style toilets, found that 33.4% said they prefer to sit, citing ‘‘ease of posture’’ and ‘‘to make cleaning easier’’ as the main reasons.
The figure was 9.7% higher than in Toto’s last survey in 2004. Takuji Yano of Toto’s public relations department said, ‘‘It seems that people are tending to be more conscious about the bathrooms in their home, such as equipping washlet attachments to the toilet and trying to keep them cleaner.’’
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