Smartphone toilet paper at Japan airport

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An airport in Japan has taken toilet cleanliness to a new level. A company has installed “toilet paper” for smartphones in the public lavatories at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport. Passengers are being encouraged to use the special wipes to _______________ (1 INFECT) their mobile devices. The cleansing rolls are the idea of Japanese mobile giant NTT Docomo. It also paid for the dispensers to be put next to the regular toilet paper _______________ (2 HOLD) in 86 cubicles in seven rest rooms at the airport. A company YouTube video informed us that toilet seats were usually more _______________ (3 HYGIENE) than smartphones, saying: “There are more than five times the germs on a smartphone screen as compared to a toilet seat.”

Japan is a world _______________ (4 LEAD) in toilet technology and boasts some of the most high-tech bathrooms in the world. Many Japanese homes have toilets that are equipped with _______________ (5 INNOVATE) flushing, seat warming, and automated bidet functions. On some, the lid _______________ (6 AUTOMATIC) rises when you enter the toilet and flushes when you finish. There is also a gadget that produces loud flushing sounds if you want to hide _______________ (7 EMBARRASS) “toilet noises”. NTT Docomo has accompanied its smartphone wipes with a two-minute _______________ (8 INSTRUCTION) video for tourists on how to use the sheets correctly, and also on how to use the other features common in Japan’s toilets. It said it wants to make sure, “foreign tourists could enjoy their travel hygienically”.

(Adapted from on 26th December, 2016)

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