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Japan's Sagawa chasing drivers with 4-day workweek

Package delivery company looks to ease acute staff shortage

Sagawa Express is introducing four-day workweeks for truck drivers.

TOKYO -- Faced with a severe shortage of truck drivers, major ground shipper Sagawa Express has rolled out four-day workweeks that bring five days' worth of pay, allowing workers to take on a second job.

The Kyoto-based company has already started recruiting full-time drivers into the program in Tokyo and neighboring Yamanashi Prefecture.

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