Today, some companies allow their employees to wear casual clothes like jeans or T shirts. Do you think the number of such companies will increase in the future?
I think that the climate of Japan will boost this trend in the future because it is too hot in summer in Japan for business people to wear business suits. People in the past used to have to wear business suit, but business today grows increasingly diverse. Dress code depends on type of business, region, and a company policy or company's owner's policy. I hear that Mr. Trump asks employees to wear business suits strictly. The president of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg always wears casual clothes. I believe that the most ideal environment for business people should encourage efficiency, effectiveness, and comfort.
I think such a social trend will spread rapidly and widely because the Japanese government is taking the initiative in recent years. Many Japanese people are flexible about such changes. But moderation is important. So we have to think about how casual we should be. People who live in various communities have their own sense of values. Depending on various situations, they will judge whether they should make their clothes formal or casual. I think that these features are by no means unique to Japan. In other words, more emphasis should be put on each individual’s values. This could help contribute to the ideas set by policies like Kyoto Protocol, and help the company’s sustainability all over the world.