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Market Scramble: Key legislation stalled as school scandal engrosses Diet

Anti-overtime, home-sharing bills may go into cold storage

TOKYO -- Spring has come to Japan, but legislation on changing the country's culture of long working hours and legalizing private room rentals may get left out in the cold as the Diet is absorbed in a scandal linked to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The situation is making investors grow bearish on stocks that would benefit from passage of those bills.

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