Reading Japan is a program of reading short stories from Japan.This time, the short story we’ll be introducing is ‘Changing to Short Sleeves’ by Yamamoto Fumio: Part 1. I fell out with my boyfriend. My ex-boyfriend, and co-worker at that time, started dating a girl from another division who's better than me when it comes to acting all lovey-dovey. I was the one buckling under a crushing emotional burden. I became unable to bring myself to go to the office. Soon after, I quit the company altogether. I landed a job at a department store where I'd be able to empty my mind and work straight through weekends and holidays. 2 years later, my life was about to change in a big way!