12 Jul '11, 3pm

Cool underwear to beat the heat

Cool underwear to beat the heat

TOKYO: It's too hot in Tokyo to wear proper business suits at this time of the year with temperature soaring above 35 degrees Celsius. And there's very little way to escape the heat. All companies and organisations that use more than 500 kilowatts are required reduce their power usage by 15 per cent from a year ago, or face a fine of up to 1 million yen. This policy is in place from July until almost the end of September, for the greater Tokyo area. To help workers stay cool, employers are relaxing dress codes. Men are now allowed to wear short sleeved shirts. But the right kind of undergarments are also important. Japanese undergarment makers have come up with new textiles. Asako Nomura, assistant buyer for the men's department in Ginza Mitsukoshi said: "There are undergarments for those who seek coolness while there are some which claims to reduce sweat and body odour by...

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