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Japan: Students think outside the bowl with designs for emergency toilets

26 Mar 2015, Japan Times Ltd., the

Two high school students from Tokushima Prefecture have developed a cardboard Western-style sit-down toilet to help disabled or elderly people who might have difficulty with squat toilets, reports Japan Times. 'Compared with water and food, toilets tend to be left out of disaster-preparation measures, but they are a matter of human dignity and human life'...


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk

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