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Japan's punishing workplace culture

28 June 2021

11:24 PM

28 June 2021

11:24 PM

Are the world’s hardest workers about to get a well-earned break? That seems to be the hope of the Japanese government, which is trying to encourage companies to ease off a bit and allowtheir exhausted staff the luxury of a four-day working week. It is hoped this will lead to a healthier work-life balance — or at least give workers a chance to retrain.

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