Japan: No “Gay Color Nail Polish”

NAILS-NEW-385_629743aIf Japanese giant Nomura hasn’t been able to turn a profit with its acquisition of Lehman Brothers (contrary to what you may think, Lehman didn’t die completely in last year’s financial meltdown), it may be because its dress code is too rigid. A recent e-mail politely reminded staff in Nomura’s Tokyo headquarters that “gay color nail polish and manucure” fell outside the company’s strict dress code. The trading floor was also left baffled by guidelines on the correct type of trousers: “Wear the one gives to the ankle to the height of pants.”

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