Sick of formal dress? Japan wants you.

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  1. brap macrumors 68000

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    Score one for thinking outside the box :)
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    Someone better contain this outbreak of sanity before it spreads.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    agreed, this is a good step if you ask me, dress code might be helpful though
     
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    The last time that I wore a suit on a regular basis, was while working at a funeral home. At that time a suit was perfectly normal. Now a jacket and tie is a very rare occurrence.
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i have to get dressed up for work today because the regional and district managers are supposed to be there, bleh, i dont feel like it though
     
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    they keep my office pretty warm during the summer (high 70s) so i refuse to wear a shirt and tie. it's stifling if you do. fortunately my boss doesn't mind!
     
  8. Eastend macrumors 6502

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    Koizumi san has always been different for a Prime Minister. When I see it I will believe it, they wear uniforms here all the way to High School, many companies here wear uniforms for work (Banks places most people in the west would never think of). The Salary man or office workers wear suits, the office ladys usually wear a uniform. Even I wear a suit here to do business and I am not Japanese.

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  9. iAlan macrumors 65816

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    The company I work for is allowing business casual now too..

    About a year and a half ago my comany allowed business casual. Khakis (or similar, but not jeans), collared shirt (shot or long sleeved, but no t-shirts) and non-street shoes (no sneakers or similar) were allowed. If you are visiting a customer you are still required to wear a suit and tie.

    I see customers 3 days a week on average, and am usually always in the office on Friday, so I do take advantage of the business casual dress code on Fridays, which is good as I am more relaxed when I go out drinking Friday after work.

    I don't think business casual has lowered the motivation levels or created a less productive workforce. Yes it feels more comfortable, but it hasn't made people lazy - so well done Koizumi-san for pushing this initiative, hope it catches on...
     
  10. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Egad, it's the end of Japanese society as we know it. What's next, not obscuring people's faces when they give interviews on the news?

    If this actually, somehow, works, it'd be a (frighteningly) significant step forward for Japan in more ways than one. Time will tell.

    I do find it amusing that I manage to show up for work (in the US) at noon with 3-day stuble in jeans and a t-shirt and still get my job done in a way that's satisfactory to everybody involved. I'm not in customer relations, of course, but I see no reason for office drones or technical people to be stuffed into standardized attire.
     
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    good idea...lets just hope not everyone starts dressing like harijuku girls hehe
     
  12. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    I work in a fridge no complaints from me.

    Being serious now, thats a good idea. Brisbane (Australia) always has blackouts from a/c during summer.
     
  13. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I hope this works. I really don't see the need for a suit and tie. They're not useful, and quite frankly, I wouldn't be more productive if I was uncomfortable.

    Good luck, though. Maybe he should talk directly to heads of companies rather than loosely through the media like this.
     
  14. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

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    man, looks like my trendy "where what's comfy" attitude is starting to catch on! :D
     
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    god help us....
     
  16. Nermal Moderator

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    Same with me, except I'm not in the US.
     
  17. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

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    lol i heard that in that song by eve... (TERRIBLE song, thank you radio for crap) but wtf is a harijuku girl? I always just assumed it was a whore.
     
  18. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    I think it's supposed to be "Harajuku" girls; Harajuku is an area of Tokyo.

    Here's a picture of some high school girls to give you an idea
     

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    Pop stars are gunna start using this...

    Brittney Spears: "I only wore it to conserve energy!"

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    scem0
     
  20. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    jeez lets hope not, i hope this does catch on all over, i mean being presentable is one thing, being overly formal isnt always neccissary though
     
  21. sockeatingdryer macrumors regular

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    Good Lord! Speaking of being comfortable, I'm seeing so many spelling errors in this thread. Don't be TOO comfortable! LOL
     
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    Why do you have pictures of high school girls on your comp? :p

    And I see nothing wrong with these Harajuku girls. ;)
     
  23. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    i'm supposed to wear shirt and tie to my retail job <-- blah

    i stopped wearing a tie, and started rolling my sleeves ... the other part-time guy started doing the same and we get away with it ... the full time guy gets yelled at for it

    my new job doesn't have a dress code ... it gets really hot on production night so doctor pants and T-shirt is my choice

    office hours i dress a little more casual ... but usually not

    i think the rest of the world should follow in japans foot steps

    i don't see how a job gets done differently if different cloths are worn --- but thats just this guys opinion
     
  24. mtscott macrumors member

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    No suits yeah!

    Not to mention the environmental impact of dry cleaning suits.

    Some of the chemicals used in dry cleaning are lethal.

    The only rule that should be written into stone is:

    "No sweat pants if you have to work with people or meet the public."
     
  25. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Unless you're a plumber, electrician, builder, chippie or someone who actually does something useful with their hands... draw the line at builder's bum, though.
     

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