New Uniforms for Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force
As of April 1st, the members of the Ground Self-Defence Force will have new uniforms. This is the first design change since 1991. About 150,000 GSDF members will wear the new uniforms at a cost of about 33 billion yen. I don't know what the old uniforms looked like, but these look very smart.
In Japan, many (most?) people wear uniforms, from school children to adult workers to martial arts participants. Even people who wear suits have a sort of uniform because they are all plain black or navy suits, nothing bright or flashy. Where I work, they wear a company jacket/shirt over their regular clothes. I think it identifies everyone as team, no matter what their jobs are. The only uniform I can remember wearing is my girl scout uniform. I never had a job that required wearing a uniform.