• Kyodo


The Environment Ministry kicked off Super Cool Biz last week, starting a four-month campaign that will run through Sept. 30.

Workers are encouraged to wear light clothing and adjust their lifestyles for summer to limit the nation’s power consumption and thus contribute to stemming climate change. Men are encouraged to work without jackets and ties, while businesses are asked to set air conditioners at 28 degrees.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.