The reason is actually prosaic: an employee in lenses looks more feminine and welcoming than strict ladies with glasses. The eyeglass ban tag (# 着 用 禁止) rocked Japanese social media after television coverage of the eyeglass ban in many companies.
Such initiatives seemed to people to be discrimination: no one limited men in their choice. After all, if there is such a problem, then the ban should apply to everyone.
Yumi Ishikawa, a Japanese actress who has already launched one of the petitions to equalize women's and men's rights, said that the issue of glasses is as dubious as the requirement for women to come to work in high heels.
However, despite the wave of indignation, there were also people who justify the practice of giving up glasses: in their opinion, glasses do not go well with traditional clothing. For example, a Twitter user said that because of working in a restaurant, she must wear a kimono - which means that glasses are not suitable for this form of clothing. Her employer insisted on the lenses, arguing that the glasses could fall into food. And to look at a guest through glass, in his opinion, is generally disrespectful.
In response to this argument, Twitter users began to send photos of famous personalities who somehow managed to combine glasses and traditional Japanese clothes. According to the BBC, labor officials in Japan say they know nothing about eyeglass bans.