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With Japanese officials remove ties and jackets

June 1 2009

From the first day of summer Japanese officials and employees of private firms and recommended that teachers go to work without ties and jackets with the approach of the heat. This campaign has been held for the fifth consecutive year. Started the action by his example gave the then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.

Until the end of September in the tie and suit officials are encouraged to participate only in a purely ceremonial and protocol when meeting foreign guests. MPs, the session is now extended by 55 days, "when the parade" be prescribed only for plenary sessions. The head of government until Taro Aso moved to the "summer form", but this seems to be explained by the fact that Tokyo is not hot - 21 degrees Celsius.

Year period of Japan meets and more severe restrictions. In all public institutions conditioners installed at around 28 degrees to save energy and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. Their example was followed by "conscious" private firms, educational institutions and individuals. Experience in the past year speaks of a tangible energy savings, but make most conservative of Japanese en masse to abandon ties have not yet succeeded.

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