School toilets beginning to get makeovers

Many schools like my children’s are getting makeovers, due to construction of new wings, earthquake reinforcement work, and disaster prep work.

NHK news today featured a school in Matsubushi, Saitama that has been renovating its toilets to be more barrier-free and to include more modern public conveniences like automated taps and diapering changing tables and baby-seats. The impetus came as a result of a realization that schools which serve as disaster centres, are currently inadequately equipped to handle large numbers of evacuees without these modern public conveniences.

Before renovation:

After renovation:

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