Profile

・1984
TOILETPIA Group started with various positional and occupational people in order to
discuss about toilet issues. The next year, on May 15, 1985 Japan Toilet Association (JTA)
established.

・January, 1986
1st National Toilet Symposium was held at Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. On that occasion
Toilet Day on November 10 was proclaimed.

・1989
Japanese-French Toilet Forum was held at Trianon Palace

・1992
Established Maintenance Study Group as the importance of maintenance for toilet was
recognized.

・1993

“Kobe International Toilet Symposium” was held as the first international toilet conference in the world.

・1994

Asia-Pacific regional public toilet seminar was held in Hong Kong.

・1995

Toilet Volunteers were organized at Hanshin-Awaji Earthquakes

・1996

Established “School Toilet Study Group.”

・1997

Established “Normalization Toilet Study Group”

・2000

Established “Next Generation Toilet Study Group”

・2001

First World Toilet Summit was held in Singapore.

・2002

“School Toilet Forum” was held with four cities in Japan including Kobe and Nagoya

・2005

Exhibited “Toilet Exploration Hall” at Aichi Expo

・2006

“Toilet Information Network at Disaster” was organized to exchange information and goods in case of disaster

・2007

“Toilet & Environmental Improvement Support Workshop for Developing Countries” was held.

・2008

Activities to survey the possibilities of toilet advertisement

・2009

Relaunching activities by dividing into two groups: “Japan Toilet Association (JTA)”, which aims to create a toilet culture, and “NPO Japan Toilet Research Institute,” which aims at social business by toilets.

・2011

Toilet survey after the East Japan Earthquakes

Symposium of “Disaster and Toilet” was held.

・2013

UNICEF declared November 19 is “World Toilet Day”

Established “Toilet Culture Study Group”

・2014

Cooperated with “Toilet? Go Toilet!” exhibition at Miraikan

・2015

“30th Anniversary Forum” was held,

Published “Toilet Encyclopedia”

・2016

Toilet support at the Kumamoto Earthquakes,

Relaunched general incorporated association “Japan Toilet Association”