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Hitachi boosts telecommuting to unprecedented 100,000 staffers

Company plans to sell know-how to other companies in future

Commuters head to their offices in central Tokyo. Japanese companies' moves to increase telecommuting may alleviate workers' stress, as well as improve productivity.  

TOKYO -- Hitachi plans to expand the scope of employees who can work remotely, at home or on the go -- totaling an unprecedented 100,000 staffers within the next two or three years.

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