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'Workations' offer overworked Japanese a way out of the office

Companies dangle resort stays and telework options to meet vacation mandate

Nulab employee Sayaka Adachi took a working vacation in Okinawa last year through her employer's "resort work" program.

TOKYO -- Sayaka Adachi, a human resources staffer at Japanese tech company Nulab, is eagerly awaiting a trip this fall to a small, picturesque town in northern Japan.

"I'm going to Higashikawa in Hokkaido with my husband for about seven days," she said. "There are a lot of people who have moved there and opened stores, so I'm really looking forward to going around to the cafes and bakeries."

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