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Japan ditches suits to save planet

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Japanese office workers usually dress very formally for work but they are being urged to change their habits this summer.

The Government is calling on people to leave their jackets and ties at home to save on air conditioning.

The scheme, which aims to cut Japan's CO2 emissions, is called Cool Biz.

Roland Buerk reports from Tokyo.

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