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With hot springs and yoga, Matsue creates a teleworkers' paradise

Three-day trials to give big-city dwellers a taste of less stressful life

A traditional inn at Matsue's Tamatsukuri hot springs: The city hopes its charms will convince more people to settle here. (Photo from Matsue Travel Association's Facebook page)

MATSUE, Japan -- Blessed with hot springs and beautiful scenery, the bucolic city of Matsue wants to provide a retreat for stressed-out telecommuters from the big city -- with the hope of convincing them to permanently settle and work here.

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