Meanwhile, in Japan— Public school under fire over Armani uniform

NBC: TOKYO — A Tokyo public school has adopted Giorgio Armani uniforms for students, triggering criticism in a country where hefty school fees are already burdening young parents.

Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza shopping district has announced plans to introduce the new uniform option, which costs more than 80,000 yen ($730) for a full set. A minimum set — a navy-blue jacket and matching trousers or skirt, a long-sleeve shirt and a hat — would be more than twice the price of the current uniforms.

The school’s principal, Toshitsugu Wada, told a news conference Friday that the top fashion brand would fit Taimei’s identity as “a school of Ginza.” He said he chose Armani because its boutique is near the school.

Wada acknowledged the new uniform would cost more, but considered it worth it. He said his decision is unchanged despite the criticism.

I thought Taimei can use the power of the foreign fashion brand for its identity,” he said.  more here

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7 Comments on Meanwhile, in Japan— Public school under fire over Armani uniform

  1. These people need to be rounded up and thrown into the gulag. We can’t have affluence shoved down our throat without consequence. It is too unfair and these people should pay!

  2. Those 7 year old kids are just gonna get food stains and grass stains on an. Poor lil guys are bound to get into so much trouble with their parents. :/

  3. 銀座 [ Ginza ] Silver Guild, Sounds like a place where money is no problem. I’m think the parents have a different opinion.

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