In Japan, personal appearance is often taken as a reflection of one's attitude toward work. Dressing professionally will go a long way toward being taken seriously by your Japanese colleagues.
In the school environment, you will probably find that most of your coworkers do not wear a suit every day, but the men wear button-up shirts and slacks, and the women wear blouses and slacks or a skirt.
You don't have to erase any signs of personal style or imitate the way your Japanese coworkers dress, but try observing your work environment for cues on what is acceptable.
Some schools are more casual than others, but as a general guideline, sleeveless tops, shorts, t-shirts, jeans, and sandals should be avoided.
Also, please be aware that tattoos and piercings have negative connotations in Japan. Students are not allowed to have tattoos or piercings, and so teachers are often prohibited from having them as well. Please keep in mind that you will probably be asked to remove your piercings (sometimes including earrings) and cover your tattoos while you are at work.
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