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Japanese companies are trying to live up to a work style reform buzz by creating office environments that help their employees get things done more efficiently.
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AKANE OKUTSU, Nikkei Staff Writer | Japan

TOKYO -- Corporate Japan needs some solutions. At the same time a labor shortage is beginning to bite, concerns are growing about the health of employees who put in long overtime hours.

Japan's parliament in June passed work-style reform legislation that limits overtime work, though it does not apply to all skilled white-collar workers.

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