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Japan's Dai-ichi Life beats peers in race to online insurance sales

Coronavirus forces change in industry's long reliance on in-person business

A teleworker in Japan: Dai-ichi Life Insurance turns to online sales as the coronavirus pandemic holds its 40,000-strong sales force back.

TOKYO -- Dai-ichi Life Holdings will become the first major Japanese life insurer to sell policies completely online, Nikkei has learned, in an alternative to a long-standing tradition of face-to-face sales.

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