Because Japanese companies with strict Dresscodes usually write for both men and women.You as a man may as well get into trouble by wearing heels (or otherwise wearing non-prescribed footwear or socks in an unprescribed color), as a woman wearing no heels.
(Annual ‘ hiring season ‘ when the companies present vacancies to the net graduates.
The job seekers are already on the strictly prescribed dress code for this season)
These rules can go quite strictly, and even prescribe how the hairstyles of their employees should be, and which spectacle frames are and are not allowed (not to mention earrings, watches, bracelets and other acessoires yet).
Note: In Japan, female are not legally forced to wear heels.However, what we want is that the legislator is forbidding companies to incorporate heels into the business dress codes. In other words: Legally, women are not obliged to wear heels. However, companies are free to record dress codes in which wearing them may be compulsory. These are often the same kind of dresscodes, stating that men also have to wear a jacket and tie (and if you have little luck, also a waistcoat) at temperatures of up to 40 degrees.
Funny Note: If you have never seen a construction worker with a tie.Take a look at Japanese construction sites.
I start getting tired about that whining of dress codes.Whether it’s high heels, headscarves or whatever. You work at a company. That company has rules. If you do not agree, then you should not work or continue to work. I do want to work at McDonald, but I don’t want to put on those weird formless trousers, I want to be with the police, but I don’t want to wear a uniform. A friend of mine complained to the director of the elementary school once, because the teacher was standing with a short sport trousers and a singlet in front of the class, where big forests armpit were visible. There, the director could say nothing because one may wear what one wants. We ask the whole world to adapt to our rules, but we shout murder and fire when companies and institutions ask themselves to adapt to their rules.
To be honest, I have never heard of #kutoo and I do not really believe that this compulsory harming is a common problem, at least not in my personal experience.
There was indeed in a number of companies traditionally a rather woman unfriendly atmosphere possible… But I don’t have traffic in the high and venous spheres where something like that is still playing a role.
A playful protest I would be quite willing to join… But I do not believe that I could do more with it than to ridicule those people who could do something about the business.In addition, when it comes to high heels, I would not sustain it for long… Heh.
The women in my work experience rarely wore heels unless maybe a couple at the office… But then no high heels, but a kind of shoes that suits somewhat formal attire.In the night life The light will be different.
Most women I worked with were wearing safety footwear, rubber boots or flip-flops….. and worked on farms, construction companies, transport companies, maintenance workshops, or small offices where they could more or less go their way, and they and their Male colleagues often had more important things on their heads than the style of women’s footwear.
There they repaired or controlled heavy vehicles, trucks and forklift trucks, or they calculated and arranged orders or assignments, invoices and work schedules….
I suspect that per capita there are more female truck drivers in Japan than in the Netherlands… In any case, in my provincial experience.
There is much more Japan than the offices that are shown in the often pretentious water head in Tokyo.A large part is industrial and/or agrarian.
Thanks for the ask to answer.Hope this helped.
No, an employer decides what he/she will need for a job.If you do not like it, you are free to search for another employer.
No, because communication, voting and exerting pressure through the media should be enough.If that were not possible, I see that as a bigger problem and I storm the government (not even in heels).