What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?

Business formal with “cool biz” aka- ties optional during hot summer . - Mar 2019

The Japanese dress well in general. However, in Tokyo you see pretty much anything. If you err on the conservative side, probably better. There are 4 definite seasons, so you will need a variety of clothing. - Mar 2018

Formal and business attire. - Mar 2017

Business dress at the work; Japanese are quite formal. During hot months, there is a 'cool biz' dress code (no jacket, tie for men). In public, anything goes although Japanese tend to dress up for all occasions. - Feb 2014

Business dress, as in DC. - Apr 2013

like New York - Jan 2011

Business attire at the Embassy (no casual fridays). - Oct 2008

Generally conservative, a bit dressier than average in the U.S. - Jan 2008

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