What is considered ”Cool-Biz”?
Cool-Biz, generally is used as a Japanese acronym for Business Casual clothing. In the last couple of years, Japanese businessmen have started to wear lighter, cooler clothing to work to help reduce electric consumption by limiting the use of air conditioning. The dress code changes from late May to early June to short sleeves, no tie, and pants made from material that breathe and absorb moisture. This year, in order to save more energy and support Eastern Japan, some workplaces have changed to ”Super Cool-Biz,” which also includes Hawaiian shirts, polo shirts, khaki pants, and sneakers.