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Turtlenecks Are Tokyo’s Latest Tool to Save Energy This Winter

  • Office attire is new target as Japan seeks to avoid blackouts
  • Energy crunch forcing households and businesses to conserve

Tokyo is promoting a 1960s fashion staple in a bid to avoid blackouts this winter. 

A turtleneck or scarf “will make you feel warmer and prevent you from catching a cold, and it will also help save electricity,” Governor Yuriko Koike said Friday in a news conference, wearing a white sweater and suit jacket combo.