Isuzu Engine Manufacturing Hokkaido Corporation makes donation to Tomakomai City's "Restroom Car for handicapped people" scheme

February, 2017

Isuzu Engine Manufacturing Hokkaido Corporation (based in Tomakomai City; from hereon referred to as "Isuzu Engine Manufacturing Hokkaido") has made a donation to the "Restroom Car" scheme introduced in Tomakomai City in Hokkaido as part of measures aimed at helping physically handicapped people.

The scheme uses a vehicle  based on Isuzu's Elf truck, and the donation will be used to improve equipment and so forth.

The scheme has been introduced by the city in order to provide an environment where physically handicapped and elderly people can participate in events and local activities without having to worry about whether or not there will be a toilet available.

The Restroom Car can be used while in a wheelchair, and what's more, as it features composting toilets that use sawdust to decompose waste, it is also gentle to the environment. The car is useful not only during events, but also at disaster shelter centers when there is a shortage of toilets.

The exterior (top) and interior (bottom) of the Restroom Car introduced in Tomakomai City
The car made its debut at "Tomakomai Skate Festival"  (held on February 4th and 5th), where it received a lot of interest.