Visitors face filthy airport bathrooms
Recently I returned from a trip to Japan and Korea. As we exited the immigration lines, tourists from all around the world headed to the baggage claim in the foreign arrivals area. Like many of us, the first visit is the restrooms. Auwe! Three urinals were broken and the only one in use was filthy with paper and overflow urine; the stalls were filthy and smelly. Imagine this first impression to visitors from around the world.
Compare this to Japanese restrooms, which are unbelievable clean and odor-free. Every public restroom, hotel, restaurant, park and tourist attraction we visited in Japan had super-clean floors, toilets and no smelly odors.
Can Hawaii’s public and other restrooms be as clean as Japan, with a population of 127 million? Visitors from all over the world come to Hawaii, the Paradise of the Pacific. What are their first impressions of Hawaii: filthy bathrooms or golden sunsets?
Gary Tokuda Aiea