Japanese lawmakers are putting bento boxes on their heads to show when they are “hangry” in order to foster better relations among co-workers.

Hangry politicians will wear bento boxes on their heads featuring a famous manga character named “Hangry chan” – translated as “Mr. Hungry Angry Man”.

“This Hangry Helmet initiative is likely to facilitate greater empathy across the floor,” says Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The Hangry Helmets were introduced to parliament in response to Daimaru Department Store’s plan for female employees to wear badges when menstruating.

Image: Reuters