died in the wool ______

To have no set purpose in one's life is the harlotry of the will -Stephen Mackenna-

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

'summer style'

Today, by demand of the environmental ministry, office workers (the men anyway) are encouraged to not wear neckties to the office. This is in response to the putridity of Japanese summer and the resulting high costs of air coniditioning thousands of people in ubiquitous black suits and ties.

It even made the NHK news today, with people (from the environmental ministry it seemed like) saying 'everyone looks so different with no neckties!' and the cheap suit stores trying to push their goods.

Luckily, already being a sore thumb, I'm pretty much able to get away with not wearing a full suit to the office (just the infrequent external business meeting and press event), so it doesn't have that much of an effect on me. Still I do worry hearing stories how thermostats will be set at 30 degrees.


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