TOKYO -- A number of Japanese companies are trying to address long work hours through such steps as creating no-overtime days and encouraging new thinking by management, aiming to adapt to a shrinking labor force.
The Nikkei Inc. poll of business leaders revealed that 76.7% of the 164 respondents are undertaking measures to reduce overtime. The figure rises to 96.5% when including those that are mulling such moves or have already made them.
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