During the summer months (June – September) companies allow workers to follow the “Cool Biz” style.
In order to save electricity, instead of wearing full suits and cranking the aircon up…
… you can wear short sleeves, ditch the tie and the jacket.
Some places even have special allowances for Aloha shirts and shorts.
In Japan, looking sharp in business is really important.
Changing the business environment so the staff aren’t (as) swealtering in the +30 degrees celcius weather is a new but welcome idea!