Japanese toilet symbols

This item appears on page 47 of the August 2018 issue.

On Feb. 26, the International Standards Organization (ISO) approved six symbols that indicate the functions of electronic Japanese toilets, meaning that command buttons on all electronic toilets will follow the same graphical interface from now on. Older models still may use outdated graphics. 

The pictograms, with their functions described in English, can be found at www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2018/0226_001.html.