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“Mr. Toilet” Jack Sim’s Japan Visit in Full!

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Jack Sim, Founder of World Toilet Organization (WTO)

2017-12-27 12:00:00
World Toilet Forum 2017 Next on Jack’s Japan visit itinerary was the role of guest speaker at LIXIL’s “World Toilet Day Forum 2017”, a lively discussion about the roles that partnerships and innovation can play towards achieving the SDGs. “In a way a toilet is like a partner and it’s hard to imagine life without a partner right?”, Jack explained. He also talked about how he wanted Japan to help solve the world’s sanitation problem by exporting its world class toilet culture, and new events his organization was trying such as a concert in New York’s Carnegie Hall. Jack was joined on the panel by Blue Wing founder, All Nippon Airways’ Fukabori Akira. “While it’s not yet the norm in Japan, for a lot of companies, getting in on the global agenda has become a part of their corporate strategy”. Calling upon his own experience, he talked about the innovations and collaborations, and the energy that comes about through setting a high level global agenda as an objective. The forum closed with an impressive statement from LIXIL’s Jin Song Montesano who said: “small problems can be solved with just a few people, but big problems need everyone to be involved. That’s why partnership is so important.” (I: Ishiyama, J: Jack) I: “We have launched the new model of the Sato, the “V Trap”, in India. What do you think about the work that LIXIL is doing in Bangladesh and India?” J: “Well, thanks to LIXIL, in Bangladesh, open defecation is down from 30% to 3%. This is a big result. It helps that Sato is cheap and well designed.” I: “I’m so happy you think so. What are your plans in India Jack?” J: “Next year we will hold the World Toilet Summit there. Half of the population in India still defecate out in the open which comes with all kinds of problems: it is not safe for women, it is not hygienic, etc. We have to increase the number of toilets. If only toilets were as colorful and fashionable as the Traditional Sari dress, and you could choose your own pattern, then I think people would be more interested in using them and we could make them understand their importance. I am hopeful that Sato can somehow make this happen.” https://www.ana-bluewing.com/en/changemakers/jack_sim/ #jacksim #ANABLUEWING #jacksimvisitedjapan
2017-12-26 12:00:00
SATO Developer Mr. Ishiyama Interviews Jack LIXIL has invented an innovative toilet and sanitation products designed for developing countries which they call the “SATO”. Their newest model, the “SATO V Trap”, designed to answer the needs of people in India was unveiled ahead of World Toilet Day. Jack caught up with its Director of product design, Mr.Ishiyama Daigo, at the Icho festival in the gardens of Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine. Jack and Mr.Ishiyama have been friends for a few years now and apparently every meeting turns into a discussion about how to make the most of their short time on the planet. It was a great opportunity to find out what each of them think about the other’s work. (I: Ishiyama, J: Jack) I: “We have launched the new model of the Sato, the “V Trap”, in India. What do you think about the work that LIXIL is doing in Bangladesh and India?” J: “Well, thanks to LIXIL, in Bangladesh, open defecation is down from 30% to 3%. This is a big result. It helps that Sato is cheap and well designed.” I: “I’m so happy you think so. What are your plans in India Jack?” J: “Next year we will hold the World Toilet Summit there. Half of the population in India still defecate out in the open which comes with all kinds of problems: it is not safe for women, it is not hygienic, etc. We have to increase the number of toilets. If only toilets were as colorful and fashionable as the Traditional Sari dress, and you could choose your own pattern, then I think people would be more interested in using them and we could make them understand their importance. I am hopeful that Sato can somehow make this happen.” https://www.ana-bluewing.com/en/changemakers/jack_sim/ #jacksim #ANABLUEWING #jacksimvisitedjapan

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