Our site uses cookies and other technologies to give you the best possible experience. By using this site you are consenting to their use and accept our policies. Learn more...

RESILIENT JAPAN Ep. 02

TOTO Ltd.

VOD for this program is no longer available.

Aired: April 12, 2013


Information

Toilets made in Japan are designed with attention to cleanliness and ease of use. The features are so advanced that they sometimes take customers from abroad by surprise. Hollywood celebrities are among their many fans. TOTO often leads the industry in innovation. It expands its business by continually improving its products. The global financial crisis of 2008 hurt sales and sent the company into the red. But Harimoto, who became CEO in April of 2009, engineered a turnaround in two years. He talks about the success and the technology that goes into high-tech toilets.

More Videos To Explore

Our Series

Catch Japan Explore a colorful variety of modern Japan’s most popular topics, including food, technology, ecology and regional promotions, with a focus on the innovative ideas and passionate effort from the people behind it all.
Exploring the Indigenous Ainu Culture This series will highlight Ainu dance, modern art, crafts, and culture that has made its way overseas, as well as explore the Upopoy National Ainu Museum and Park that opened in 2020.
Explore Japan This series will feature how various culture in modern Japan and overseas blend together and influence each other.
SPIRIT OF JAPAN The program introduces the history and wisdom behind Japan’s technological strength and specialties, which are helping to revitalize regional areas of the country.
Spirit of Resilience This series features stories of people who are standing strong amidst difficulties and continuing to explore new paths.
At One with Nature – National Parks of Japan In this series, we’ll visit national parks in Japan to meet the people that call them home, enjoy seasonal views that have inspired artists and writers for centuries, and explore their landmarks.
ASEAN Now and the Future II – Discover New Buena Vista This series involved a new set of partners. It was produced by TV broadcasters in Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, with advice from visiting program production experts from NHK International in Japan.
Check Other Series