An increasing number of offices in Japan are adding greenery, finding it a good way to reduce stress among employees and enhance their corporate image for potential recruits.

Adding green refers not only to placing indoor plants but also involves various original and creative designs that seem to have an impact on employee wellbeing, companies say.

Nextbeat Co., an information technology startup founded in 2013, has a vine tree covering a 2.5-meter-diameter ring hanging from the ceiling of the entrance at its head office in Tokyo.