Andrew Patterson (qidane) wrote,
Andrew Patterson

Working from home, and a Japanese question

I am working from home today as I have to go to the doctors this afternoon. I am being fitted with a 24 hour blood pressure monitor that I wear until wednesday evening. Should make for a disturbed nights sleep. It will inflate the cuff on my arm ever hour to take a reading. They are trying to work out if I have white coat syndrome.
I have been giving "high end of normal" reading every 6 months for 3 or 4 years. So if it is high over the 24 hour period it looks like I will end up on medication. I have already been told I am not allowed decongestants, which is a huge pain as I remember discovering them and suddenly colds were so much better. I normally get very soar teeth when I have a cold as the roots of my upper teeth poke a good way out the top of my upper jaw bone, so the full sinuses press onto the nerves at the base of the teeth.

Anyway, my question. I have just been eating lunch (homemade cornish pasty) and watching the BBC News.

Why does the Japanese prime minister look like he is dressed as a van driver from the late 80s?

I don't mean that as an insult, I am just curious. Is that the equivalent of a western business suite in Japanese culture? I have seen other people in western style suits around him and also others dressed very similar to him. Can anyone elaborate on this?
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