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The government kicked off its annual Cool Biz campaign Monday to encourage workers to dress more casually to reduce energy use, with ministries and agencies allowing staff to wear polo shirts, aloha shirts and similar attire.

Under this year’s Cool Biz campaign, thermostats will be set at 28 degrees until the end of September, a month earlier than last year. But the Environment Ministry is advising workers to “dress casually at your own discretion, even in October, if it is hot.”

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