The traditionally formal Japanese workforce may have the chance to dress down for the summer, thought not for laid-back reasons. Government offices reckon they can save money on air conditioning bills and reduce carbon emissions by raising the thermostat while employees lose their jackets and go short-sleeved. Will it be a hit in a culture as conformist as Japan’s? It may take time. Read more on MSNBC.
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