Japanese Company Orders All Staff to Get the Same Haircut

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This sort of brings the concept of the staff uniform to a whole new level.

The Japanese construction company Maeda Corp. has requested that all of its 2700 employees get the same haircut in the name of saving the environment. The company believes that if all of its employees have short hair — bobs with bangs for women and short on the sides and back for the men — the overall consumption of energy will be reduced.

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“We are not sure of the data yet, but we believe if people have short hair they do not need to use their hair driers for so long and they will use less water,” Chizuru Inoue, a spokesman for Maeda Corp., told the Telegraph.

Japan’s government has asked that individuals and companies make efforts to be more conscientious about the amounts of energy they use in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear power plant near-disaster. However, Maeda Corp.’s request seems more than a little odd. Perhaps this is the company’s way of telling its staff that their look just isn’t really working for them.

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Searching Japanese websites to find more info -- because I was surprised with this article -- I found this article is FULL of MISINFORMATION...! 

Unfortunately, this article is NOT based on fact but MISUNDERSTANDING AND EXAGGERATION. I was very surprised how different article made up far from the fact. I had believed TIME is reliable news source, but now I feel questionable especially in Japanese translations or potential fake reports... It is pity...

In fact, the company just introduced short hair styles but NEVER force the styles to any their employees since they engaged to the hair salon "NORA" to create new hair styles which feel cooler in severe summer days and easy to maintain after messed by wearing protective construction helmet. 

I hope you to investigate the fact, to correct it, and to not make up these DISTORTED articles, please.