I have to hand it to them, it is a good idea.
Japan’s prime minister plans to dress down this summer, and wants millions of Japanese office workers to do the same. Junichiro Koizumi is asking workers to cast off their collars and ties in a national effort to use less energy on air conditioning. To show how serious he is, Mr Koizumi has ordered government ministers to shed their suits to set an example. Japan often endures hot, humid summers, forcing offices and bars to ramp up air-conditioning systems.