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Land of the Scorching Sun – Part 2

In part 1, I mentioned, among other things, that 2010 was the hottest year on record for Japan, I now live in the hottest part of Japan, game and entertainment centers have been cut back to help reduce energy usage, and vending machines were a high priority for conservation since March. The government told employers to cut job interviewees some slack for dressing down because of the heat, but it seems that interviewees are still dressing up in suits to make good first impressions, and employers are still expecting them to do so. Maybe the energy specialist who believes that we shouldn’t cancel cultural events (e.g., fireworks displays) in order to conserve power is right, but regardless, it raises this question about conservation: How much is too much?

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