Score one for thinking outside the boxJapan's prime minister plans to dress down this summer, and wants millions of Japanese office workers to do the same.
Junichiro Koizumi is asking workers to cast off their collars and ties in a national effort to use less energy on air conditioning.
To show how serious he is, Mr Koizumi has ordered government ministers to shed their suits to set an example.
"Government officials will not shed their ties unless their bosses do," Mr Koizumi said.
"In principle, I want ministers to wear no ties and jackets this coming summer, as it will help save energy.
"I, too, will go without jackets and ties."