An interesting addition to some of Japan's larger offices is a special room in which a canvas covered dummy hangs freely from the ceiling. Available are bamboo poles.

The necessity for a Japanese to maintain decorous conduct at all times regardless of conditions and pressures of the job sometimes creates a level of frustration difficult to control.

This is when this room comes into play. With jacket removed and tie loosened, a few hefty swings at the hanging dummy with a bamboo pole does wonders in restoring emotional balance.