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Toshiba's new shift: fewer days, less commuting, longer hours

Japanese company introduces four-day workweek from June

Despite the state of emergency, many people are still commuting to work on trains in Tokyo. (Photo by Makoto Okada)

TOKYO -- Technology group Toshiba will begin a four-day workweek in June for employees on the plant floor, giving them one more day in exchange for longer hours while on site, maintaining the annual work hours. 

It is part of a broader effort to help contain the spread of the coronavirus by shrinking the number of people coming to work and reducing the exposure to risk through less commuting.

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