What do you think about Japanese technology?
Our Japanese technology is fantastic.
Yes… The Japanese toilet.
One day my American friend got angry with me and said,
“You’re such an asshole.”
I was touched, and replied:
“Thank you very much.”
Because, you know, we Japanese have the cleanest and most beautiful assholes in the world.
We squandered away too much money and technology on our assholes.
Many foreigners ask “why are Japanese toilets so high-tech?”
Before, we Japanese didn’t care much about our assholes.
Like you Westerners.
But in 1981, a catchy advertisement changed our minds and the toilet scene.
It was a TV commercial with a Japanese girl.
This is it:
If you have dirty hands, you wash them.
You don’t just wipe like this.
Do you know why?
Paper can’t remove all the dirt.
This is the same as with your asshole.
Even the asshole wants to be washed!
This TV commercial changed our minds…and our lives.