Ask the future father inlaw if he's ever heard of Toyota and Honda?
They seem to be doing well in the US.
The Toto Ultimates and Ultramaxes are made in Atlanta Georgia.
Toto is much bigger than companies like Kohler and American Standard.
It has been like Detroit in the 70's. The US left the door wide open for a better product. Toto dropped a plant in Atlanta and started making product.
"TOTO is the largest toilet manufacturer in the world, producing more than 7 million toilets annually. With over 1,500 engineers on staff, we're an industry leader in performance, technology, and innovation. In order to meet our growing demand, we have constructed two US manufacturing plants to produce our complete line of bathroom fixtures."