Promoting parasols for men in Japan, Saitama prefectural government officials Noriaki Fukuhara (left) and Takeshi Okumura stand outside the local government office in Saitama near Tokyo. Photo: Kyodo

Summer heatwave sees Japanese men discover parasols for protection and pleasure – but still ask their wives to do the buying

I was hesitant at first because not many men were using them, says one new ‘parasol man’, who has since discovered a whole new world of enjoyment amid Japan’s scorching summer temperatures. He is not alone

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Promoting parasols for men in Japan, Saitama prefectural government officials Noriaki Fukuhara (left) and Takeshi Okumura stand outside the local government office in Saitama near Tokyo. Photo: Kyodo
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