In his 990-square-foot home, Yamanouchi had a gas stove, an electric heater and lots of clothing. When the authorities searched his humble home, they discovered that even though Yamanouchi lived above a toilet, he didn't use it. They found 300 bottles filled with urine.
Yamanouchi said he had lived in various places during the last 10 years before settling down above the toilet three years ago, when another squatter moved out of the place.
He’s believed to have gained entry to the loft by climbing on top of the toilet stalls and squeezing through a maintenance hatch. Because of Yamanouchi, Usuki authorities initiated a crackdown and started searching all other public toilets to flush out possible squatters but no one else was discovered. Source:, the International Business Times reported.