Episode 40: Tokyo Toilet project

Have you gone to see the transparent public restrooms yet?

Three Kyodo News journalists – Yamaguchi-san, Toma and Horiuchi-san – talk about an article Toma wrote about the Tokyo Toilet project tour, in which participants visit and learn about the renovated public restrooms in the capital’s Shibuya ward. Listen as they discuss which architects were involved and the reasoning behind some of the designs.

Article mentioned in the podcast:

Revamped public toilets tours give visitors unique view of Tokyo

Kyodo News presents a bilingual podcast for English learners about the ins and outs of news writing and how to translate tricky Japanese phrases into English. Have fun listening to journalists discuss recent articles as they occasionally go off on unrelated tangents.

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Photo taken in Tokyo on March 7, 2024, shows public restrooms designed by Shigeru Ban. (Kyodo)