Tag - biz



Women with portable electric fans in the Yurakucho district of Tokyo on Sept. 12. In Japan, Cool Biz became especially popular with women, who tended to wear lighter clothes and often complained about the cold temperatures needed to make business suits comfortable for their male colleagues.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 24, 2023
Where did all the dark-suited Japanese businessmen go?
Under Cool Biz, salarymen and government workers don short-sleeved shirts in the summer as offices are kept above 28 degrees Celsius to save energy.
Japan Times
Nov 28, 2022
People in Japan snap up winter clothing to reduce impact of high energy costs
A rise in sales of cold-weather goods is being driven by the governmentu2019s u201cWarm Bizu201d initiative and the economic impact of the war in Ukraine.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 2, 2020
Japan starts 'Warm Biz' energy-saving campaign
The government-led campaign started in 2005 to promote energy conservation to help mitigate global warming.
Japan Times
May 1, 2020
'Cool Biz' energy-saving campaign begins in Japan
The government began its annual "Cool Biz" campaign on Friday, promoting energy conservation by allowing workers to dress casually, though its offices were staffed with fewer people this year as many were working from home amid the spread of COVID-19.
Japan Times
Aug 23, 2019
SportsPro names Naomi Osaka the world's most marketable athlete for 2019
Tennis star Naomi Osaka's tops the chart for the "World's 50 Most Marketable Athletes 2019," which was released by SportsPro on Tuesday.
Japan Times
May 1, 2018
Japan's retailers hope to boost sales by capitalizing on Cool Biz
With temperatures soaring higher than average this year, retailers are hoping to boost sales of apparel by capitalizing on the government's annual Cool Biz campaign, which started Tuesday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jul 22, 2017
How not to create a stink at the office
More domestic companies are taking the issue of unpleasant odors in the workplace seriously.
Japan Times
May 22, 2017
Let's discuss Cool Biz
The thermostat setting of 28 degrees recommended by the Cool Biz energy-saving campaign is stirring controversy among top government officials.
Japan Times
Nov 1, 2016
Japanese government fires up energy-saving Warm Biz campaign
The government began a nationwide Warm Biz energy-saving campaign Tuesday, encouraging workers to fend off the cold with warm clothes from fall through winter rather than using more electricity to warm up rooms.
May 30, 2016
Cool Biz energy-saving campaign kicks off
The government has kicked off its annual Cool Biz campaign, during which workers are encouraged to dress more casually to help reduce energy use.
Japan Times
May 2, 2016
Cool Biz dress campaign kicks off with earlier end date
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.
Japan Times
Nov 2, 2015
Bundle up inside — the annual 'warm biz' campaign is in effect
The Environment Ministry's annual "warm biz" campaign kicked off on Monday, calling for reduced use of heating at workplaces and households to help conserve energy.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Jun 9, 2014
Cool Biz 2014 inspires refreshing designs
Dressed in a gray suit, a model stops at the end of the runway and strikes a pose before taking off his jacket. Still standing at the end of the runway, instead of throwing the jacket over his shoulder, he begins to casually flip and fold it. Then he holds it up. What had appeared at first glance to be a plain, unassuming suit jacket had been swiftly transformed into a smart little bag.
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2014
Super Cool Biz underway
The government kicked off its annual Super Cool Biz campaign Monday to encourage workers to dress down more and use air conditioning less, as unseasonably hot weather continued across Japan.
Japan Times
May 1, 2014
Sweaty workers ditch ties as Cool Biz enters 10th year
The annual Cool Biz energy-saving campaign kicked off Thursday, allowing employees to dress more casually to stay cool and help reduce corporate air conditioner use.
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Jun 11, 2013
Japan by the numbers (06.11.13)
Who would read every book in a series of 70? One in four Japanese people in their 20s, according to one poll. There's more where that came from.
Japan Times
Jun 4, 2013
Super Cool Biz season starts again
The government began its Super Cool Biz campaign Monday to promote energy conservation in the workplace by urging people to dress lightly and casually and set their thermostats at 28 degrees.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Jul 8, 2011
Women sound off on Super Cool Biz fashions
Is Super Cool Biz bringing out the best or worst in men's office fashions?
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Japan Pulse
Jun 24, 2011
Fashion goes sensible in postquake Japan
Memories of March 11 are inspiring women to favor sensible footwear, just to be safe.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Japan Pulse
May 25, 2010
Clothing retailers want you to stay cool, stay fresh
Cool biz: a great opportunity for retailers to push clothing lines with coolness built in.


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