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3-day workweek: Japan's top bankers map out post-pandemic future

Leaders of nation's largest banks and brokerages speak at Nikkei event

The heads of five of Japan's largest financial institutions sat together on a livestreamed panel at a Nikkei symposium Oct. 6. (Photo by Shihoko Nakaoka)

TOKYO -- New work styles and greater digitalization are crucial in adapting to the coronavirus, the leaders of five large Japanese financial groups said Tuesday at a Nikkei hosted symposium on their strategies for an industry transformed by the pandemic.

At the livestreamed event, the heads of the country's three megabanks and two of its biggest brokerages delivered talks on how to turn the setbacks caused by the virus into opportunities. The five executives sat together on the same stage, separated by dividers to reduce the risk of infection.

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