OK, that didn't sound right.
Still, Japanese toilets are impressive. First there was the heated seat. Then the washlet/bidet. Add temperature control on the water. Then you got 'malodor removal' (air freshener) activated by sitting down.
Here's the adjustable washlet spray explanation visual from Toto.
While Americans, typically, want more Power -as in Flushing Power? - Japanese manufacturers continually innovate on usability, comfort, convenience, and, of course, space-efficiency.
Well lately the craze is full no-touch automation. Market pioneers Toto and other household appliance brands like National (Panasonic) and Hitachi are now pushing the latest in bathroom luxury with features like:
-motion sensor activated toilet seat lifting/dropping (sorry, I don't know the lingo but you know, the seat goes up and down without you touching it.)
-pre-programmed muzak with speakers, also motion-sensor activated
Here's the wall-mounted remote with all the controls you could ever dream of for the potty:
And of course, for those with the Capt. Kirk thing:
"Would you like me to wash your dick for you sir?"
Click here for a full reading on the history and etiquette of Japanese toilets.