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Japan Inc. falls into line as state of emergency looms

Companies back efforts to curb coronavirus by implementing more teleworking

A handful of commuters appear on the streets of Osaka on Monday. Companies there and in Tokyo are already rushing to implement homeworking measures. (Photo by Tomoki Mera) 

TOKYO -- Hundreds of thousands of Japanese company employees prepared for a long period of home working on Monday as prime minister Shinzo Abe made clear that his government would declare a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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