I have been trying to get a better sense of business culture in Japan, so I have been reading some different articles. Today during lunch I stumbled onto an interesting guide on business dress which includes a table of average money spent on clothing items (prices are per item*):
Eye glasses: $330
Shoes (1 pair): $175
Hairstyle (Haircut?): $37
Socks (1 pair): $7
*Converted to USD at exchange rate of JPY ¥100 = USD $1. Numbers are rounded because I am lazy.
Ok so that may seem pretty reasonable if it wasn’t for the fact that I am definitely going to need more than one shirt, at least two suits, a few ties and a bunch of socks, etc. I’d also like to know if this survey was done in Tokyo or other parts. They say that while a person from Osaka will spend their last dollar on food, someone from Tokyo will spend their last dollar on clothes. In any case, I think I will get my shopping done before I go.